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China ups its cyberwar on Taiwan

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China has been using cyberwarfare to undermine the Taiwanese government for some time. While recent attacks have been less numerous, they have become harder to detect and trace. The Chinese cyber army is using the attacks to undermine its independence-seeking offshore neighbour, increasingly utilising search engines such as Google to… Read more »

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Chinese exploit cyber-arms dealer to spread malware

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HackingTeam is an Italian IT company that sells offensive intrusion and surveillance capabilities to governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies – but their technology is also being used by less scrupulous users. It now appears that Chinese cybercriminals are exploiting a breach suffered by HackingTeam in 2015 to infect thousands… Read more »

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RDPs going cheap on the dark web

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It is currently possible to buy a potentially lucrative Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on the dark web for as little as $3.00.  Anyone wishing to hack remotely into a compromised corporate computer can now purchase the relevant RDP on the Ultimate Anonymity Services (UAS) dark web market. While the RDPs… Read more »

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New Chinese rules could open the door to hackers

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A coalition of international businesses is lobbying the Chinese government to ask it to rethink its new cyber security legislation. The new laws were first mooted in 2015, essentially as a means to give the Chinese government more control over its IT infrastructure as a way of increasing censorship powers…. Read more »

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Quantum comms forging ahead

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China has decided to forge ahead in the cyber security race by launching a satellite into space in the coming months, specifically designed to securely transmit data. The concept was unveiled at a seminar in Shanghai and highlights China’s aspiration to become a world leader in quantum communication. This is… Read more »

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Chinese allegedly hack US firms following cyber truce

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Despite an agreement between the US and the Chinese governments to respect each others’ cyber security, it has been reported that several US companies have fallen victim to Chinese attacks in recent weeks following that official statement made on September 25th. Whilst one might suggest that these are rogue attempts… Read more »

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Millions of fingerprints stolen from US Office of Personnel Management

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Computer hackers have stolen the fingerprints of over five million US federal workers in a massive breach of government security. It is thought that Chinese hackers are behind this latest incursion, coming does just days before the Chinese President was due to visit the US to discuss cyber security with… Read more »

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Slow Apple Xcode downloads lead to malware infections

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Apple has revealed that some of its Chinese users, frustrated with slow download speeds of its Xcode programme, have been infected with malware by turning to unofficial versions of Xcode instead. Apple has announced that they will improve download speeds in China although the difficulties would seem to lie with… Read more »

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Penn State computers compromised by Chinese hackers

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The President of Penn State University, Eric Barron, has announced in a letter to academic staff and students that Chinese hackers have had access to the computer systems within the University’s Department of Engineering for two years. The University is taking the security breach very seriously, disconnecting the whole network… Read more »

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