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China Takes Full Control of National Internet Activity; Foreign Investors among Targets

China’s key information systems will become fully controllable as the government’s new rules aim to supervise all Internet activity. The new legislation is part of a five-year cybersecurity program, a plan against cyber confrontation with the United States and other great powers. The law covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a move likely to rile foreign busin...

Breach of US Government Computers Exposes 14 Million Current, Former Federal Employees

People briefed on the investigation into the recent hack on US government computer say some 14 million current and former civilian US government employees had personal information exposed to hackers, a much higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed. Allegedly, a second cyber breach occurred. Compromised records number between 9 million and 14 million and go back to the 19...

Identities of 4 Million FBI Workers Exposed by Chinese Hackers

The identity and personal data of 4 million FBI employees have been compromised by a cyberattack on the US government's Office of Personnel Management, allegedly carried out by Chinese hackers. Investigators told the Wall Street Journal the hack was detected in April, but is believed to be separate from one detected last year. The press reported last year that Chinese hackers attacked US government servers...

China Overtakes US as Top Source of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

More Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks originated in China than in any other country, followed by Germany and the United States, according to the Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report by cloud services provider Akamai. China is responsible for 23.45% of the world’s DDoS attacks, malicious attempts to make servers unavailable to users by interrupting the services of a host connected to t...

NSA’s Data Harvesting Policy Makes Foreign Governments Cautious Guarding Secrets

The Chinese Government intends to adopt a five-year cybersecurity program, part of a plan announced against cyber confrontation with the United States, while European decision makers are also reducing cooperation with NSA. China’s concern with cyber-security was given a powerful boost following the revelations of the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the universal surveillance capabilities of the U...

GitHub under `Largest DDoS in Site History’

GitHub is suffering an ongoing DDoS attack after search engine traffic was redirected to flood the code repository. On March 25, Baidu traffic began hitting a pair of URLs hosted on GitHub and causing temporary disruptions of the service. "We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS attack in github.com’s history,” the company announced. “The attack involves a wide combination of attack vectors. These in...

China’s Anti-Censorship Service Hit by First DDoS Attack

GreatFire.org, the non-profit organization helping Chinese Internet users bypass the censorship of the Great Firewall, reports that its mirror sites are flooded with 2.6 billion requests per hour, or 2,500 times more traffic than usual. In a blog post, the organization admitted it was overwhelmed by the attack, which is the first disruption the company has ever faced. GreatFire.org says the attack, which be...

Microsoft Tackles Piracy with Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft announced it will deliver its newest Windows version for free to everyone using pirated copies of the software, according to Reuters. Sometime this summer, Windows users from 190 countries will receive free upgrades to Windows 10, regardless whether their license is original or pirated. The initiative was announced at the WinHEC technology conference in Shenzhen, China by Terry Myerson, Microsoft...

Bitcoin exchange vanishes

According to local media reports, Bitcoin exchange MyCoin has disappeared in a puff of virtual digital smoke, taking with it possibly as much as US $387 million in funds belonging to as many as 3000 local investors....

Alleged Baidu Spyware Gathering User Data From Sony Xperia Smartphones

Sony Xperia Smartphones with Android 4.4.2 or 4.4.4 KitKat versions have been allegedly found to send user data back to China-based servers of Baidu, according to a post from XPERIA Blog. The alleged spyware was found after users reported a strange folder named "Baidu." The folder appeared automatically with no user permission and it automatically reappears even if it is deleted with admin rights or from Sa...

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