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November 27, 2014
Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 25, 2014
Computer security firm Symantec on Monday said it uncovered stealthy software wielded as part of a years-long spying campaign, most likely by a nation state. The malicious software, dubbed Regin, has a rare level of sophistication and has been targeting government agencies, telecoms, utilities, airlines, research facilities, private individuals and others since at least 2008, according to Symantec Corporation. Attacks on telecom firms appeared aimed at getting access to calls being routed throug ... read more

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Top China official urges stronger Internet management
A top Beijing official called for stronger management of the Internet Wednesday at a government-organised conference condemned by rights campaigners as a Chinese attempt to promote its online controls globally. ... more
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Amnesty feels 'chill' from China Internet meeting
Rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday described a major Chinese-organised Internet conference as chilling, calling it an attempt to have a greater say in the rules that govern the web. ... more
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US State Department network shut after cyber breach
The US State Department said Monday it shut down its unclassified computer network over the weekend after evidence emerged that it could have been hacked. ... more
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US spies on mobile phones from the sky: report
US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. ... more
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Cyberattack hit US weather service: report
Cyberattackers believed to have been working from China broke through defenses of the US weather service recently, according to a Washington Post report. ... more
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Americans wary of snooping from government, advertisers
Americans are worried about being tracked - both by the government and by online marketers. ... more
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U.S. Central Command adopts GenDyn software for secure info sharing
U.S. Central Command is now using the new version of cyber-defense software from General Dynamics C4 Systems for sharing classified information. ... more
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Hackers target CEOs in 'Darkhotel' scheme
Hackers have developed a scheme to steal sensitive information from top executives by penetrating the Wi-Fi networks of luxury hotels, security researchers said Monday. ... more
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US mulls new tactics to stem wave of cyberattacks
As hacking attacks reach epidemic proportions, the US cybersecurity community is looking at new ways to step up defense, including counterattacking the hackers themselves. ... more
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US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers
The US military is looking to flex its muscles in cyberspace as a "deterrence" to hackers eying American targets, the nation's top cyber-warrior said Tuesday. ... more
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'Major' hacking attack in US looms: expert survey
Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade. ... more
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Cyber-security center launched in Wales
A new cyber-security center has been officially launched in Britain by Alert Logic for its expanding European customer base. ... more
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Samsung devices get top US security clearance
South Korean tech giant Samsung said Tuesday its smartphones and tablets have received a US government security clearance allowing officials to use them to send classified information. ... more
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FBI renews call for wider wiretap powers
FBI chief James Comey renewed a call Thursday for broader authority to tap into emerging technologies, saying the Edward Snowden revelations have led to unwarranted mistrust of law enforcement. ... more
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Russia used Windows flaw to spy for years: researchersw
Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organizations as far back as 2009, security researchers said Tuesday. ... more
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Edward Snowden says British surveillance is out of control
Edward Snowden says government surveillance in the United Kingdom is out of control. ... more
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China court moves to tighten grip over 'disorderly Internet'
China's top court is putting pressure on Internet service providers to provide the personal details of Web users suspected of "rights violations", state media said Friday. ... more
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Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' Internet
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Twitter sues US to disclose more on secret data orders
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Taiwan PM warns China cyber attack threat growing
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Twitter sues US to disclose more on secret data orders
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Yahoo says some systems breached, not by Shellshock
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Hong Kong police arrest five over hacking allegations
Hong Kong police on Monday said they had arrested five people over hacking allegations, days after the online "hacktivist" group Anonymous declared a cyber-war against the southern Chinese city. ... more
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