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Call for sanctions on cyber-aggressive regimes

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May is calling on European leaders to take tougher action on governments and regimes that are found responsible for cyberattacks. The news comes amongst reports that a Russian group has been accused of meddling in the US midterm elections. “Malign cyber activity causes harm to our… 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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Cyber sabre-rattling from North Korea?

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The government of South Korea has revealed that its cyber military command was hacked in September by injecting malicious codes into one of its main routing servers. Nearly 20,000 military computers were connected to the server at the time of attack; however, as the military intranet was not connected to… Read more »

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Iran nuclear plants unamused by AC/DC-playing virus

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For heavy metal fans, a computer virus playing AC/DC on full volume in the middle of the night might be music to the ears. But for those working at Iran’s nuclear power plants, the hard rock tunage has left them less than impressed. A virus whose primary function was to… Read more »

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