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

Report links Chinese military to hacking

Study says attacks on western companies persist

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Large military contractors are creating a cyberwar industrial complex by acquiring smaller specialist groups

Think-tank warns on Scottish security risk

Warning on scaled down service in an independent Scotland

China rebukes US for spying on Huawei

Defence minister says country will increase its cyber security

Nato websites disabled by cyber attack

Hackers force sites offline on eve of Crimea referendum

Russia blocks websites in net crackdown

Moscow prepares to defy west and annex Crimea

Cyber Snake plagues Ukraine networks

Ouroboros malware was deployed a year ago

NSA claims split cyber security industry

Rival event set up over report linking encryption group to spying

Military website ‘targeted by cyber criminals’

VFW may have been victim of Chinese hackers

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GPS pioneer warns on network’s security

Crucial navigation system vulnerable to attack

Sochi is a cyber war zone, experts warn

Criminal botnets are targeting visitors to the games

UK fails to prioritise cyber security

Companies lag behind rivals in other countries despite rising threat

Co-ordination urged to fight cyber attacks

Test reveals need for communication across UK financial sector

Cyber criminals ‘targeting share prices’

Denial of service campaigns a big threat to finance companies, says study

UK security chiefs warn over cyber defence

Infrastructure networks told to plug vulnerabilities

The $3,000bn threat from cyber attacks

McKinsey authors warn that current models for protecting institutions from cyber attacks are becoming less and less effective.

‘Zero-day’ hacking reform raises hackles

Grey market in software flaws comes into focus

Armed forces lack intelligence staff, warn MPs

Dearth of spies and interrogators blow to plan to overhaul recruitment

US feared threat from ‘virtual bin Laden’

Agencies concerned over potential ‘avatar’ of al-Qaeda leader

Cyber security deal reveals spying fears

FireEye in $1bn purchase of Mandiant

Pact sets limits on cyber weapons

Western states to curb sales of ‘weaponised’ software

Government suppliers face cyber vetting

Security standards aim to thwart four-fifths of online attacks

EU ministries caught in China cyber attack

Report alleges break-ins likely to be state-sponsored

Cyber war tech exports to be regulated like arms

Deal imminent on surveillance and hacking software

PM pushes for China cyber security talks

UK steps up diplomatic response to foreign policy challenge