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

FBI seeks younger class of cyber sleuths

Agencies are competing with pot and the private sector


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

US attacks ‘inaccurate’ spying assertions

State department rejects ECJ opinion on ‘safe harbour’ data deal

Obama and Xi in deal on cyber espionage

US and China mechanism to tackle theft of intellectual property

US pursues case against Chinese hackers

Authorities still intend to bring indicted PLA soldiers to justice

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy appears on stage at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe/London, at The Old Billingsgate on October 21, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
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UK companies urged to tighten cyber defence

Vaizey says Britain must become ‘a world leader’

Navy needs digital natives, admiral says

Big data will transform how wars are fought

Russian group said to hack satellites

Government-linked cyber team uses space to attack western targets

Faceless hooded anonymous computer hacker with programming digital code from monitor

States use hackers to do cyber dirty work

Western defence officials warn of rise of online privateers

US to hit China hackers before Xi’s visit

Retaliation against cyber espionage complicates president’s trip

US to hit Chinese hackers with sanctions

Obama sees growing threat to US economic and security interests

Chinese hackers target India

Cyber attacks aim to uncover strategic and commercially sensitive material

NSA skills leak to security start-ups

Digital counter terrorism practices put to work for business

Russia’s hackers hide behind Twitter

New surveillance technique blends high tech and spy tradecraft

West eyes Dr Strangelove strategy

Need for clearer offensive posture gains popularity

FBI blames China for 53% spy case surge

Beijing the ‘most dominant threat’ to US companies, says bureau

IT budgets cut even as cyber threat grows

Many US agencies have squeezed technology spending despite hacks

Timeline: attacks on federal agencies

Increasing scale and frequency of attacks

US agency head resigns over cyber attack

Office of Personnel Management hackers stole data on 25m people

Tech experts in fight for web security

Group opposes US and UK power to crack encrypted private data

US veterans agency in cyber counterattack

Going public on risk of being overwhelmed brought help

US suspends new federal employee vetting

OPM bolsters security systems in wake of cyber attack

China ‘lead suspect’ in US cyber breaches

Intelligence chief points finger over data of millions of federal personnel

‘Thousands’ of cyber attacks daily on MoD

British military a magnet for espionage attempts, says brigadier

Senators call for renminbi retaliation

Cyber attack on US government employees attributed to Beijing

Chinese hack may be mapping US government

Experts believe attackers are building biographic database