Cybersecurity

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business

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- Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS, a privately held cloud-based security firm, for $635 million, the latest move to boost its security business as cyber attacks increase in number and sophistication.

Australian metal detector company counts cost of Chinese hacking

SYDNEY - Hackers steal $160 billion worth of intellectual property from Western companies every year, according to cyber-security experts. The damage, they say, is incalculable and Western governments have made it a priority to protect their nations' commercial assets.

Tech, 25 Jun 2015

Australian metal detector company counts cost of Chinese hacking

SYDNEY - Hackers steal $160 billion (£102 billion) worth of intellectual property from Western companies every year, according to cyber-security experts. The damage, they say, is incalculable and Western governments have made it a priority to protect their nations' commercial assets.

Tech, 25 Jun 2015

Polish airline, hit by cyber attack, says all carriers are at risk

WARSAW/FRANKFURT - No airline is safe from the type of cyber attack that grounded aircraft and hundreds of passengers at Poland's busiest airport at the weekend, the chief executive of Polish national carrier LOT said on Monday. | Video

Head of hacked U.S. personnel agency to face Senate panel

WASHINGTON - The head of a U.S. agency that fell victim to cyber attacks, in a data breach affecting 4 million current and former federal workers, is poised to face U.S. lawmakers again this week.

Tech, 22 Jun 2015

Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar

SINGAPORE - Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyberattack on the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management: PinkPanther, KungFu Kittens, Group 72 and, most famously, Deep Panda.     But to Jared Myers and colleagues at cybersecurity company RSA, it is called Shell Crew, and Myers' team is one of the few who has watched it mid-assault — and eventually repulsed it.

Tech, 21 Jun 2015

U.S. employee data breach tied to Chinese intelligence - sources

SAN FRANCISCO - The Chinese hacking group suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other U.S. data breaches, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tech, 20 Jun 2015

U.S. employee data breach tied to Chinese intelligence - sources

SAN FRANCISCO - The Chinese hacking group suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other U.S. data breaches, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tech, 19 Jun 2015

Canada government websites taken down in cyber attack

OTTAWA - Several Canadian government websites and servers were taken down in a cyber attack on Wednesday, the government said, with the hacking group Anonymous taking responsibility in what it said was retaliation for a new anti-terrorism law passed by Canada's lawmakers.

Tech, 18 Jun 2015

Germany says grappling with hacker threat

BERLIN - Germany's defence minister warned of the growing threat of cyber attacks as a newspaper reported that malware had been found on the parliamentary-office computer of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Tech, 14 Jun 2015