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'Sophisticated' Chinese hackers launched attacks against 43,000 computer systems

'Sophisticated' Chinese hackers launched attacks against 43,000 computer systems

A new report reveals that a Chinese cyber-espionage group is closely affiliated with government and carried out attacks against the likes of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

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WorldPay hacker sentenced to 11 years for role in £6 million scheme

WorldPay hacker sentenced to 11 years for role in £6 million scheme

An Estonian man, who helped hack payment processor RBS WorldPay in 2008, has now been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his involvement in the £5.9 (US$ 9.4 million) scheme.

Hackers smuggle out stolen data disguised as videos

Hackers smuggle out stolen data disguised as videos

Around a dozen organisations, including at least one financial sector company, have been hit by a new form of hacking where attackers hide stolen corporate data inside video files that they upload to popular sharing sites like YouTube.

White House breached: Russian hackers suspected

White House breached: Russian hackers suspected

Russian hackers are allegedly behind a breach at the US President's office, while Russia's BlackEnergy malware has been used to attack US SCADA system suppliers.

SC Exclusive: Human rights lawyers hit by Chinese cyber-attack

SC Exclusive: Human rights lawyers hit by Chinese cyber-attack

Not-for-profit legal group Lawyers Without Borders says that it has been hit by a cyber-attack emanating from China.

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Combating 'malvertising'

Combating 'malvertising'

Web sites that take advertising need to protect against inadvertently delivering malware to their users, before, during and after an attack, explains Terry Greer-King.

Should flexible working result in flexible security?

Should flexible working result in flexible security?

Flexible working can bring security pitfalls, according to Imation's Nick Banks.

Guarding against insider misuse

Guarding against insider misuse

Track and audit changes on the network, especially by privileged users, and make it known that monitoring happens in order to reduce misuse says Michael Fimin.

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