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

Warning over Isis cyber threat

Leading security company says terrorists are hoarding technology


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

Nato put on ‘high alert’ for cyber attack

Preparations have been under way since mid-July

US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

JPMorgan among those targeted

Cyber attacks: banking on safety

Data breaches against financial institutions nearly tripled last year

Market watchdog issues cyber attack warning

Iosco chief says hackers have potential to trigger ‘black swan’ event

Australia and Indonesia to end spy rift

Deal to restore intelligence and security co-operation

US hospital group accuses Chinese hackers

Group says 4.5m patient accounts compromised

Russian-linked cyber attack on Ukraine PM

Embassies in Europe also hit by Snake malware

Skills gap leaves UK open to cyber attack

Fewer than 0.6% of graduates work in cyber security

China detains Canadians over spying allegations

Arrest comes a week after Ottawa claim of a Chinese cyber attack

Nato leaders plot cyber fightback

Military alliance looking to counter Russian propaganda coup

Apple denies iPhone security risk report

Chinese TV claims iPhones pass state secrets to US intelligence

US charges China businessman with hacking

Computers of Boeing and other defence contractors allegedly targeted

China TV claims iPhone security threat

Broadcaster’s report says smartphone could reveal ‘state secrets’

‘Energetic Bear’ malware linked to Russia

European and US companies infected by apparent state-backed group

GCHQ to pass data to companies

Move aims to combat threat of digital espionage

Hackers claim attacks on World Cup sites

Anonymous says it hit Brazil bank and military police on eve of contest

BoE to probe banks’ computer defences

A new framework aims to uncover vulnerabilities to cyber attacks

Second China unit accused of cyber crime

Security company says military team is stealing trade secrets

High-profile hacking provokes fears

Attacks online have made internet crime a widespread concern but knowledge of how to fight back is lacking

Kremlin alleged to wage stealthy online campaign against Kiev

Western analysts sense unequal ‘war in the shadows’

Darktrace aims to safeguard private sector

Ex-GCHQ man searches for the ‘unknown unknowns’

US state and local government bodies lack defences

More resources are needed to protect plum targets

Energy makes frontline target of potential threat to infrastructure

Authorities are recognising risks to vital public services

China denounces US tech ‘pawns’