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

A dangerous new phase in cyber aggression

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The issue of transatlantic security is more important than ever

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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

Cyber experts accuse Kremlin over leaks

Moscow bemused by claims it is helping install Trump as president

Estonia to set up UK data back-up centre

Data ranging from birth records to government files stored in secure location

Illustration by Shonagh Rae of digital Isis
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The digital war with Isis

‘What makes this so nasty is that it involves all of us, sitting in our own homes in front of our computer screens’

Russian hackers access DNC Trump research

Cyber security firm says two groups breached party’s networks

Berlin blames Russia for cyber raid

Security services warn Moscow could be planning further assaults

Spy crackdown reflects US security shift

China cases highlight drive against economic espionage threats

US to deploy robot combat strategists

Pentagon programme aims to sharpen battlefield decision-making

Cyber warfare: Iran opens a new front

With its nuclear programme curbed, digital weaponry has become even more central to Tehran’s arsenal

Italy revokes Hacking Team export licence

Move comes amid growing scrutiny of surveillance software sales

US takes cyber warfare mainstream

No one will argue against American use of internet to attack Isis

Chinese hacking of US companies declines

Private sector spying falls following September agreement between Obama and Xi

US launches online assault against Isis

First wartime assignment for Pentagon’s new Cyber Command

MoD steps up cyber security operations

Government earmarks £40m for new centre to be based at Corsham

US warned over ‘cyber jihad’ attacks

Extremists closer to launching lethal strikes, says DoJ official

Hackers blur line between thief and spy

US alleges Iran hired cyber criminals to attack banks and a dam

Defence groups take aim at cyber security

BAE Systems and Raytheon are helping companies fend off attacks

US indicts 7 Iranians on hacking charges

Prosecutions involve cyber crimes on American banks and a dam by people with links to Tehran

Chinese man pleads guilty to cyber spying

Su Bin ‘targeted sensitive aircraft data’ from Boeing and others

GCHQ secures smart meters against hackers

Loophole meant each smart meter shared same encryption key

UK launches Cyber Security Centre

Two GCHQ directors to improve cyber security in private sector

Asia cyber gap leaves rich nations exposed

Web-dependent states’ infrastructure at risk of attack, study says

BAE suffers cyber attacks twice a week

UK defence group accuses foreign governments

Russia steps up Syria cyber assault

Human rights and aid groups targeted in espionage campaign

DoJ steps up pressure in clash with Apple

Company’s refusal to unlock iPhone is about branding, says agency

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