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China Plans to Boost Internet Security after Huawei Spying Report

China plans to beef up internet security after allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on one of the country’s major telecommunications companies, according to Reuters. The Defense Ministry accused the US of “hypocrisy and despotic rule,” following news that the NSA infiltrated Huawei Technologies’ servers. "For a while now, some Americans have jabbered on and on, condemning Chinese hacking a...

NSA Spied on Chinese Telecom Manufacturer; Chinese Government Also Targeted

The US National Security Agency reportedly spied on the major Chinese networking company Huawei during an intelligence campaign against China, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel. Chinese politicians such as former president Hu Jintao, the Trade Ministry, as well as banks and telecommunications companies were also targeted. Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the 2009...

Chinese Digital Spies Snoop on Apple’s Latest iPhone Designs, Obama Claims

Surprising details emerged after last week’s meeting between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on the topic of cyber-warfare. Even though most of the meeting topics were kept under wraps, much of the discussions focused on North Korea and cyber-security. According to a news report by AFP, President Obama incidentally mentioned that every country is gathering intelligence abo...

US to Propose Bill against Foreign Hackers

The US House Intelligence Committee will propose a bill against foreign hackers, especially those from Russia and China, according to CNET. The new law aims to protect both government and private institutions from cyber-attacks. The legislation will also reinforce “real consequences and punishments,” according to US lawmakers. “Cyber hackers from nation-states like China and Russia have been aggressively ta...

China Chief Source of Cyber-Espionage-Type Attacks, Study Says

With about 40 percent of the world’s computer attack traffic in 2012, China provided most IP addresses linked to data breaches, according to a Verizon report. More than 95 percent were used in cyber espionage against private and state department sectors. China was the country of origin for most computer breaches, according to Verizon study Data Breach Investigation Report. This doesn’t necessarily prove tha...

US Security Advisor Warns China to End Cyber Attacks

Warning China to put an end to cyber-attacks, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said the US will take any measures necessary to protect itself from intrusions. Large companies and businesses have expressed concerns over recent cyber-attacks as proprietary technologies and classified information may have been leaked "through cyber intrusions emanating from China.” "The international community cannot affo...

China Wants Development of Branded Mobile OS to Rid of Android

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published a whitepaper arguing that local mobile companies should start focusing on developing an independent mobile operating system to escape dependency on Google’s Android. Recognizing that a new mobile OS might not compete with Apple, Google or Microsoft in terms of technical know-how, the document strongly encourages local mobile developers and ma...

Bitdefender Discovers Early Version of MiniDuke Malware

An early version of MiniDuke, the sophisticated cyberspy malware that caught media headlines this week after infecting governments and agencies in Europe and elsewhere, has been operating since at least May of 2012, internet security firm Bitdefender has discovered. MiniDuke was detected by Bitdefender Labs almost a year ago. The variant discovered by Bitdefender was added to the Bitdefender malware databas...

Cyber-Spy Hacking Gang Steals a Terabyte of Data Each Day, Report Shows

An as-yet unknown gang of cyber-spy hackers is stealing more than a terabyte of data per day from major firms, governments and others, and security experts say cyber-war will get even worse, according to a report by Team Cymru published by The Verge. Some hackers use custom-made software to take control of computer systems. The Florida-based security company said victims of the massive hacking operation inc...

Cyber-Espionage Cell Linked to Chinese Army, Mandiant Report Says

Mandiant, the company investigating the cyber-security breaches at The New York Times and The Washington Post, has released a lengthy report exposing what it says is one of the most active cyber espionage cells of China’s People’s Liberation Army. “It is time to acknowledge the threat is originating in China, and we wanted to do our part to arm and prepare security professionals to combat that threat effect...

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