Reuters | Aug 8, 2016, 07.07 PM IST FRANKFURT: A previously unknown group called “Strider” has been conducting cyber-espionage attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium, US-based computer security firm Symantec said on Monday. The group, which has been active since at least October 2011 and could have links to a national […]

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Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyber attack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking out healthcare records, birth certificates, social care records and so much more. The transport system isn’t working, traffic lights are blank, immigration is in chaos and all tax records have disappeared. The internet has been […]

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Security firm says cyber threat activity in Brazil needs attention With the Rio Olympics now officially underway, security has been taking center stage at many different levels — from terror threats to concerns around the rapidly spreading Zika virus. But one leader in IT security recently warned about overlooking another viable threat: cyber security. Network […]

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LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2016 — This week, seven teams whose cyber reasoning bots played in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge proved that machines by themselves could find and fix software safety problems in a simplified version of the code used everywhere, every day. The world’s first all-machine hacking tournament wasn’t […]

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Alastair MacGibbon, Australia’s first Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cybersecurity, may have 33 initiatives to work through as part of the Cyber Security Strategy, but his main priority is to fix what he refers to as the “broken model” of cybersecurity in Australia. Speaking to ZDNet, MacGibbon said the country’s current approach to […]

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Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyberattack on your country. By Bill Buchanan. Added by The Conversation on 7 August 2016.Saved under World Tweet Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyberattack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking out healthcare records, birth certificates, social care records and so […]

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Nations dream of a low-cost, invisible weapon that can neutralize an enemy, leaving them wondering where the attack came from. That dream has come true with cyberwarfare. … read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/A-no-rules-cyberwar-is-well-under-way-9127862.php

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Security firm says cyber threat activity in Brazil needs attention With the Rio Olympics now officially underway, security has been taking center stage at many different levels — from terror threats to concerns around the rapidly spreading Zika virus. But one leader in IT security recently warned about overlooking another viable threat: cyber security. Network […]

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The increasing use of social media by global terror groups, like ISIS and the Al Qaeda, for radicalising young people and a sharp upward trend in cyber-related offences has led to the government launching a major initiative in setting up a highly-specialised cyber agency to watch and probe such cases. The agency will work under […]

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