Espionage

German spy chief claims Russian hackers will disrupt election

German spy chief claims Russian hackers will disrupt election

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The president of Germany's Federal Intelligence Service said he expects Russian cyberattacks to interfere with upcoming electoral processes across Europe, but particularly in Germany.

Can you hear me now? Malware turns headphones into mics for eavesdropping

Can you hear me now? Malware turns headphones into mics for eavesdropping

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Headphones plugged into a computer's audio output jack can be converted into a microphone that secretly records nearby conversations by modifying the device's software via malware, according to a new research report.

Swiss investigators drop nuclear talks malware spying case

Swiss investigators drop nuclear talks malware spying case

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Investigators have decided to drop an investigation into malware found in a hotel in Geneva after they failed to establish who was behind it

US government accuses Hinkley point partner of nuclear espionage

US government accuses Hinkley point partner of nuclear espionage

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Major partners in the controversial nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point have been accused in American courts of attempting to steal US nuclear technology.

Strider hackers in highly-targeted 'espionage' malware campaign

Strider hackers in highly-targeted 'espionage' malware campaign

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Previously unknown bad actor used Remsec to infect just 36 machines in what appears to be a quiet cyber-espionage operation.

Chinese aerospace executive charged with hacking for China

Chinese aerospace executive charged with hacking for China

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Su Bin, the head of an aviation company, has pleaded guilty to conspiring with Chinese officials to steal information from US military defence contractors

Russians deny responsibility for cyber-attacks on German parliament

Russians deny responsibility for cyber-attacks on German parliament

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Russian officials deny any state involvement in cyber-attacks on Geman parliament.

£442 billion potential loss in UK power sector cyber-attack

£442 billion potential loss in UK power sector cyber-attack

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Report examines how the direct and indirect economic costs accrue for a hypothetical cyber-attack on the UK's critical national infrastructure.

Russian government likely to be behind APT 28

Russian government likely to be behind APT 28

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A new report by Bitdefender has, at least partially, undressed the infamous group APT28 claiming that it's a Russian speaking group with a particular interest in government officials, defence companies and Ukraine.

Did 'China' do it? SC speaks to Laura Galante, FireEye's director of threat intelligence

Did 'China' do it? SC speaks to Laura Galante, FireEye's director of threat intelligence

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SC sat down with FireEye's director of threat intelligence to talk about the recent cyber-talks between China and the US and what exactly we mean when say 'China did it'

Cyber-espionage malware on German official's computer, authorities investigate

Cyber-espionage malware on German official's computer, authorities investigate

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The 'Regin' malware has been found on the laptop of a high ranking German official, signalling foul play, perhaps by a western spy agency. Germany has started to investigate.

China-USA non-hacking treaty 'already flouted' by Chinese hacker

China-USA non-hacking treaty 'already flouted' by Chinese hacker

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Chinese spies just can't help themselves? Washington-Beijing non-hacking accord appears to be more sour than sweet.

Russian government implicated in cyber-spying campaign by Dukes hacking group

Russian government implicated in cyber-spying campaign by Dukes hacking group

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Seven-year malware operation likely to be Russian-state sponsored according to F-Secure

Zeus creator suspected to have spied for Russian interests

Evgeniy Bogachev allegedly conducted espionage on a Zeus botnet that was typically used for fraud purposes.

Modular Potao malware used to spy on targets in Ukraine, Russia

Modular Potao malware used to spy on targets in Ukraine, Russia

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Researchers with ESET have been monitoring Potao malware since it was first identified in 2011.

Russian hackers exploit unusual Java zero-day to hit unnamed NATO country

Russian hackers exploit unusual Java zero-day to hit unnamed NATO country

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Cyber-espionage group 'Pawn Storm' has been exploiting an unusual Java zero-day vulnerability to carry out drive-by-download attacks on a NATO country and US defence company, according to Trend Micro.

RSA 2015: Panellists debate a way forward for matters of cyber-conflict

RSA 2015: Panellists debate a way forward for matters of cyber-conflict

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Panellists at RSA 2015 discussed cyber-espionage and intellectual property theft affecting companies and steps the private and public sector must take to curb the threat.

Russian hackers attack White House

Russian hackers attack White House

Russia behind cyber-attack on White House - hackers have been in the system for months.

Eugene Kaspersky interview: 'Critical infrastructure is under threat'

Eugene Kaspersky interview: 'Critical infrastructure is under threat'

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It's been a busy few weeks for Kaspersky Lab, the anti-virus vendor behind the discovery of Equation and Carbanak groups. SC interviewed CEO Eugene Kaspersky on the disclosures, the company's direction, anti-virus and cyber-insurance.

Is NSA 'World's most advanced threat actor' revealed by Kaspersky?

Is NSA 'World's most advanced threat actor' revealed by Kaspersky?

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Equation Group, the most advanced threat actor yet seen according to Kaspersky, may be the NSA.

Chinese cyber-spies accused of stealing IP on US fighter jet

Chinese cyber-spies accused of stealing IP on US fighter jet

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The Chinese government allegedly stole the designs of a new US fighter jet, according to the latest leaked documents from NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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