espionage

Targeted malware attack spends decade sliding under the radar

Researchers have uncovered a cybercrime operation that spent close to a decade infecting targets with dozens of previously unknown malware variants.

David Bisson reports.


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Is Russia behind the Snake spying malware, seen attacking systems in Ukraine?

Defence contractor BAE Systems publishes a report into the sophisticated Snake spyware, and reveals how Ukraine is being targeted.

But who is behind the attacks?


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Did the NSA and GCHQ hack this cryptography professor’s PC?

Anyone working in cryptography research now needs to consider themselves a potential target for state-sponsored cyber-attack, even from countries who you might consider to be on the same side as you.


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In a world without walls, where next for cyber security?

Internet security expert Mark Stollery describes how organisations can best go about protecting their critical information.


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Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai?

Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People’s Liberation Army of China.


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State-sponsored cybercrime on “industrial scale” says MI5 chief

One company lost £800m as a result of hostile state cyber attack, says British Security Service chief.


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‘Foreign government’ hackers steal secret Pentagon plans

Apparently the the only thing stopping countries from using the internet to destroy their enemies is the risk of a military counter-attack.

And terrorists? Well, they just can’t get their hands on the right internet tools..


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Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won’t deny it

US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.

Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?


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