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11 cyber warfare officials to be indicted over online smear campaign

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- Military prosecutors will indict the head of the psychological warfare unit and 10 other cyber warfare officials on charges over posting political writings in connection with last year's presidential election, the defense ministry said Thursday.

UK to boost control over cyber centre run by China's Huawei

Britain must boost its oversight of a cyber-security centre run by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday, after lawmakers raised fears that the company's involvement could pose a threat to national security. Cameron said British electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ would now play a greater role in hiring key staff at the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) in Oxfordshire, southern England, which the Chinese firm opened in 2010.

Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: researcher

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc

U.S. senator seeks information on carmaker efforts to thwart hackers

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world's biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars.

Israeli hacking school trains cyber warriors

Three hooded hackers hunch over their computer screens in the control room at Israel's new state-of-the-art "Cyber Gym", where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks. The facility, a series of small buildings in the shadow of the looming Orot Rabin power station on Israel's northern coastline, was inaugurated this month by the Israel Electric Corp (IEC), which has experienced its fair share of cyber attacks. "Israel, we believe, is the most-attacked country," Cyber Gym director Ofir Hason told AFP.

Chinese cyber spying may justify sanctions: US panel

A US panel Wednesday raised the specter of sanctions against China, warning Congress that Beijing has not curbed its rampant spying on American interests, a major national security concern. The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in its annual report also flagged China's massive increase in military spending as a worry, citing its naval expansion as a threat to America's role in Asia. The report accused China of "directing and executing a large-scale cyber espionage campaign," penetrating the US government and private industry.

US panel urges punishment for China cyber spying

A US panel Wednesday called for tougher action against China, including possible sanctions to stop cyber spying, warning that Beijing has yet to be persuaded to end rampant espionage. In an annual report to Congress, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission charged that Beijing "is directing and executing a large-scale cyber espionage campaign" that has penetrated the US government and private industry.

US panel urges punishment for China cyber spying

A US panel Wednesday called for tougher action against China, including possible sanctions to stop cyber spying, warning that Beijing has yet to be persuaded to end rampant espionage. In an annual report to Congress, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission charged that Beijing "is directing and executing a large-scale cyber espionage campaign" that has penetrated the US government and private industry.

Seoul forum calls for international rules for cyber warfare

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- As cyberspace is increasingly considered a viable new battle field, security advisers and experts who attended a regional defense forum on Tuesday discussed the need to establish an internationally acceptable code of conduct in cyber warfare. The cyber issue took center stage in the three-day Seoul Defense Dialogue, which brought together 180 senior military officials and security experts from 23 nations to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific region and ways to step up regional cooperation.

Cyber attack 'war game' to test London banks

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of staff across dozens of London's financial firms will be put through a "war game" scenario on Tuesday to test how well they can handle a major cyber attack. In one of the largest exercises of its kind in the world, the test dubbed "Waking Shark II" will bombard firms with a series of announcements and scenarios, such as a major attack on computer systems hitting stock exchanges and unfolding on social media.
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