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

North Korea threatens attacks on US

Pyongyang warns of strikes in response to hack allegations


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

Sony to tighten control of US film unit

Hands-off relationship with entertainment arm is set to change

US struggles to respond to hack of Sony

Obama tones down the rhetoric against North Korea

North Korea hackers ‘world class’ reputation

Nation refuses to admit any cyber warfare capability

Sony hack a US ‘national security matter’

White House debates response to attack by ‘sophisticated actor’

Sony scraps film release on hacker threat

Largest US cinemas had opted out of screenings of ‘The Interview’

Cyber threat: senior officers to understand how internet crime is affecting their communities

View: Police must face up to cyber threats

Survey finds UK forces lack skills and tools they need to fight crime on the internet

Sony tells media to ignore hacked emails

US film unit warns of legal action in effort to contain damage

Banks face tougher cyber security tests

NY regulator steps up oversight of lenders such as Barclays

Deutsche Telekom forms cyber security JV

Partnership with FireEye to focus on European companies

Sony cyber attack reveals new threat

Hackers appear to be moving increasingly towards data destruction

Iran accused of Gulf state hack attacks

Islamic republic alleged to have penetrated energy groups

M&A cyber hackers target deal information

Attacks suggest detailed knowledge of how Wall St dealmakers work

Fraudsters threaten online advertising

Digital platforms are hard to monitor and vulnerable to abuse

World’s most advanced spyware let loose

Symantec says ‘Regin’ probably run by western intelligence

Nato holds largest cyber war games

Scenario addresses threats – such as Ukraine – confronting the alliance

Police chief warns on cyber terror attack

Ties with New York bolstered in effort to increase security

Germany plans early-warning cyber defence

Berlin fears attacks from extremists and state-backed hackers

Groups urged to disclose cyber attacks

Government says more data would boost defences

Tech groups hit back at spy chief claims

Industry says it has been unfairly targeted

UK and Qatar sign security deal

Countries will share intelligence on terror and cyber issues

Polish spies return amid east-west tensions

Eastern European intelligence agencies fear Russian interest

China hits back over cyber hacking claims

Beijing net tsar says his country is the world’s biggest victim

Boards ‘not prepared’ for cyber attacks

Older directors have ‘modest understanding’ of threat

Russia behind cyber attacks, says group

FireEye tracking ‘longstanding espionage effort’