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'About' 30 US agents in China executed following penetration of CIA communication system

'About' 30 US agents in China executed following penetration of CIA communication system

It is reported the US underestimated China's ability to penetrate the communication system used by the CIA to interact with its sources in China, having deployed the system successfully in the Middle East.

International cyber-security senior personnel changes

International cyber-security senior personnel changes

SC provides a round-up of senior cyber-security moves that have been provided to the publication from the organisations concerned, providing market, supplier and competitor intelligence.

£1 m proof of concept funding for predictive cyber-analytics in MOD competition

£1 m proof of concept funding for predictive cyber-analytics in MOD competition

Novel approaches to predictive cyber-security to counter cyber-threats in defence and security are being sought by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).

MoneyTaker hackers rob Russian bank - about $1 m stolen

MoneyTaker hackers rob Russian bank - about $1 m stolen

An attack on PIR Bank (Russia) conducted by MoneyTaker hacking group resulted in the theft of a million US dollars, stolen via the Russian Central Bank's Automated Workstation Client (similar to SWIFT).

Malware author 'Anarchy' builds 18,000-strong Huawei router botnet

Malware author 'Anarchy' builds 18,000-strong Huawei router botnet

A malware author who goes by the alias "Anarchy" has built an army of 18,000 botnets in a single day by hacking Huawei routers using a single exploit.

Head of €18m online fraud gang and 14 members arrested in six year pan-European operation

Head of €18m online fraud gang and 14 members arrested in six year pan-European operation

15 suspected members of a network responsible for online fraud causing €18 million losses, including the head of a criminal organisation, have been arrested in a huge six-year pan-European operation

Singapore responds quickly to its biggest ever cyber-attack; 1.5 m records stolen

Singapore responds quickly to its biggest ever cyber-attack; 1.5 m records stolen

Singapore's government health database has been hacked and the personal information of about 1.5 million people has been stolen, including that of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who was targetted.

National professional body for cyber sec established - combines 17 orgs - just as gov criticised for inaction

National professional body for cyber sec established - combines 17 orgs - just as gov criticised for inaction

National professional body for cyber security established as DCMS consults and Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy critical of government over cyber skills gap impact on CNI.

Finance leads, entertainment trails sectors investing in cybersec; threats faced differ from perceptions

Finance leads, entertainment trails sectors investing in cybersec; threats faced differ from perceptions

Investment in cyber security varies hugely between vertical sectors - but spend is no guarantee of reduced breaches, and perceived threats are not necessarily the same as actual threats.

1 in 3 companies have no cybersec expert; don't know how to protect data

1 in 3 companies have no cybersec expert; don't know how to protect data

Only 35% of organisations have a cyber-security expert; a separate survey showed the same percentage are unaware of how their organisations are protecting their sensitive data - more than coincidence?