Online security

As internet-based threats race up national security agendas and governments look at ways of protecting their national infrastructures a cyber arms race is causing concern to the developed world

China aims for faster but stricter web

Online crackdown includes network investment of $180bn


cybersecurity threats
From ‘botnet’ zombie computers to abuse of lost information
cyberattack on the US electrical grid
This interactive explainer looks at how a cyberattack on the electrical grid could unfold
Large military contractors are creating a cyberwar industrial complex by acquiring smaller specialist groups

Hacking onslaught tests banks’ defences

Attacks co-ordinated by BoE show concern over cyber threat

US leads 20 companies on cyber mission

Poland and Romania to be enlisted in combat against hackers

China accused of Asia hacking campaign

US cyber security group says spies evaded detection for a decade

Rise in tensions drives cyber warfare danger

Conflicts are increasingly played out in the virtual world

US President Barack Obama signs an executive order promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing after speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on February 13, 2015
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Introduction: Fighting an invisible enemy

President Barack Obama has ratcheted up the rhetoric, but how can we tackle threats?

France’s TV5 hacked by Isis

Group disrupts broadcaster for several hours

US to impose sanctions on cyber attackers

Obama says infrastructure and data threat is ‘national emergency’

Coding forum Github hit by cyber attack

Hackers disrupt site in apparent effort to force content removal

Lessons from Sandy aid cyber war games

Responses to natural disasters to help test banks in US and UK

Focus on cyber security by regulators

The SEC and Finra have announced they will scrutinise firms’ systems this year

China’s PLA dismisses US hack accusation

Beijing rejects suggestion army attacked a domain registry, insisting America is real cyber villain

FBI probes possible China military hack

Passwords stolen at, manager of 1.4m web addresses

Most GCHQ snooping essential, says report

MPs conclude spy agency uses powers lawfully

Yahoo and NSA chief clash on data privacy

Tech group warns on ‘backdoor’ access to systems by US

Sim card maker’s shares hit by spy claims

Intelligence services accused of stealing Gemalto encryption keys

Sim card giant probes spy theft claims

Security group investigates whether encryption keys were stolen

Warning over $1bn hacking insurance cover

Companies struggle to secure higher coverage

Russian report links US to new spyware

Kaspersky finds programs in PCs used in 30 countries

Report warns of $1bn cyber attack

100 banks and others targeted worldwide in theft, says Kaspersky

Facebook to set up cyber security network

Group to adapt internal system so companies can share information

China hackers attack blue-chips via Forbes

US defence contractors and banks among victims

Israeli ex-military elite form cyber hub

Google’s Schmidt among backers of security unit using military expertise