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Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyber-espionage targets in US

A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of 'Victims of Chinese Cyber-Espionage' targets based in the US

Hornet faster than Tor for anonymous browsing

Hornet faster than Tor for anonymous browsing

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Security researchers are behind a new type of anonymous web browsing.

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

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This week's ICYMI column looks at the most-read stories on SC this week, including our investigation on VFS Global, the UK government's attitude towards encryption and the continuing fall-out from the Ashley Madison hack.

HMRC launches Cyber Security Command Centre

HMRC launches Cyber Security Command Centre

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) might not be everybody's best friend but it is ahead of the curve on information security. The tax office recently launched a new cyber-security command centre and is engaging in a clever new phishing training programme.

Exclusive: Visa application portal closed following SC Magazine investigation

Exclusive: Visa application portal closed following SC Magazine investigation

VFS Global closes visa application portal following SC Magazine investigation. Editable Schengen visa application forms accessed FOUR DAYS after operating company VFS Global said a vulnerability had been fixed.

UK minister: Cyber-security a 'priority' for government, but no ban on encryption

UK minister: Cyber-security a 'priority' for government, but no ban on encryption

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UK minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed media reports that the Conservative government plans to ban encryption, whilst also promising that cyber-security remains a 'priority' in Whitehall.

UK government launches cyber-security initiatives for SMEs and students

UK government launches cyber-security initiatives for SMEs and students

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The UK government today launched a new set of initiatives designed to improve SME information security, public and private sector cooperation and to encourage more people to join the industry.

Iran deal prompts US concerns over country's growing cyber-programme

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A diplomatic agreement that restricts Iran's nuclear programme may indirectly shift its focus towards cyber-warfare efforts.

Stuxnet-style attack on US smart grid could cost government $1 trillion

Stuxnet-style attack on US smart grid could cost government $1 trillion

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A new report into the insurance implications of a wide-scale cyber-attack on the US energy sector reveals just how costly the breach would be for government and insurers.

Government 'backdoor access' creates larger cyber-criminal attack surface

Government 'backdoor access' creates larger cyber-criminal attack surface

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Extraordinary and exceptional data access mandate powers? No thanks - encryption backdoors opposed.

UK's Verify programme contains "severe privacy and security problems"

UK's Verify programme contains "severe privacy and security problems"

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Government dismisses idea that its Verify identification technology can be used to monitor population.

US senators propose bill to ban warrantless federal aerial surveillance

US lawmakers proposed "Protecting Individuals from Mass Aerial Surveillance Act" on Wednesday to require federal authorities to obtain warrants to conduct aerial surveillance.

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

A new specially protected communications channel and mobile network is planned for the Ukraine military and government following military losses attributed to intercepted communications.

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

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German chancellor Angela Merkel inadvertently helped spread Trojan malware in the German Parliament (Bundestag), which is now facing a new wave of cyber-attacks. But there remain more questions than answers when it comes to the full scope of the compromise, and the people behind it.

Amnesty International in bid to protect human rights online

Amnesty International in bid to protect human rights online

Amnesty International and Privacy International proposed a seven-point plan on Friday to help protect human rights in the digital age.

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