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In cyberspy vs cyberspy, China has the edge

By Brian Grow and Mark Hosenb WASHINGTON: As America and China grow more economically and financially intertwined, the two nations have also stepped up spying on each other. Today, most of that is done electronically, with computers rather than listening devices in chandeliers or human moles in tuxedos.And at the moment, many experts believe China […]

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Google blaming Chinese hackers for security breach

For the second time in 17 months, Google is pointing its finger at China for a security breach in one of its systems. This time, Google says Chinese hackers were responsible for breaking into the personal Gmail accounts of several hundred people _ including those of senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists. […]

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China-based hackers targeted oil, energy companies in ‘Night Dragon’ cyber attacks

From the LA Times China-based hackers may have been stealing sensitive information from several international oil and energy companies for as long as four years, cyber-security firm McAfee Inc. said in a report Thursday. The company said it traced the “coordinated covert and targeted cyberattacks” back to at least November 2009 and that victims included companies in […]

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New virus threatens phones using Android

Image via Wikipedia Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense WASHINGTON (AFP) – A virus infecting mobile phones using Google’s Android operating system has emerged in China that can allow a hacker to gain access to personal data, US security experts said. A report this week from Lookout Mobile Security said the new Trojan affecting Android devices […]

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Raid said to have hacked Google password system

Image via Wikipedia John Markoff, New York Times Ever since Google disclosed in January that Internet intruders had stolen information from its computers, the exact nature and extent of the theft has been a closely guarded company secret. But a source with direct knowledge of the investigation now says that the losses included one of […]

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Google attack highlights ‘zero-day’ black market

Image by Laughing Squid via Flickr By Jordan Robertson, AP The recent hacking attack that prompted Google’s threat to leave China is underscoring the heightened dangers of previously undisclosed computer security flaws — and renewing debate over buying and selling information about them in the black market. Because no fix was available, the linchpin in […]

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World Bank security breach and financial crisis

The World Bank controls the World’s banking system, creates plans and strategies to develop economies to protect countries from financial turmoil. This information is a treasure trove of data which can be manipulated for huge monetary or political gain. Amongst the financial crisis, a major security breach has been reported at World Bank that might […]

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