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

Coding forum Github hit by cyber attack

Hackers disrupt site in apparent effort to force content removal


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

Lessons from Sandy aid cyber war games

Responses to natural disasters to help test banks in US and UK

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 30, 2013 in Washington, DC
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Focus on cyber security by regulators

The SEC and Finra have announced they will scrutinise firms’ systems this year

China’s PLA dismisses US hack accusation

Beijing rejects suggestion army attacked American domain registry

FBI probes possible China military hack

Passwords stolen at, manager of 1.4m web addresses

Most GCHQ snooping essential, says report

MPs conclude spy agency uses powers lawfully

Yahoo and NSA chief clash on data privacy

Tech group warns on ‘backdoor’ access to systems by US

Sim card maker’s shares hit by spy claims

Intelligence services accused of stealing Gemalto encryption keys

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Sim card giant probes spy theft claims

Security group investigates whether encryption keys were stolen

The challenge is balancing the insight and predictions gleaned from medical data with the need to protect patient privacy

Warning over $1bn hacking insurance cover

Companies struggle to secure higher coverage

Russian report links US to new spyware

Kaspersky finds programs in PCs used in 30 countries

Report warns of $1bn cyber attack

100 banks and others targeted worldwide in theft, says Kaspersky

Facebook to set up cyber security network

Group to adapt internal system so companies can share information

China hackers attack blue-chips via Forbes

US defence contractors and banks among victims

Israeli ex-military elite form cyber hub

Google’s Schmidt among backers of security unit using military expertise

Chindits revived as ‘Facebook warriors’

Reborn brigade will wear forebears’ badge to ‘fight in information age’

Cyber threat drives US to change tack

Rethink explains decision to blame North Korea for hacking Sony

Bank of England warns on cyber attacks

Review highlights risk of hacking by nation states

GCHQ warns of cost of cyber attacks

Surveillance agency says eight in every 10 big companies affected

Cyber attackers target French media

Attack on websites follows anti-terrorism rally in Paris

Agents to wage cyber war games on City

Cameron announces moves to toughen resilience to online attacks

Obama calls for cyber security bill

Legislation proposed ahead of tampering of military social media

US military Twitter account hacked

Attack on Centcom social media sites by parties claiming links to Isis

Obama to unveil cyber security plans

President seeks improved consumer protection