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Indonesia summons Australia envoy as spy row spreads

Indonesia has summoned the Australian ambassador in Jakarta over a report his embassy was part of a vast US-led surveillance network, as the spying row that has soured US-Europe relations spread in Asia. As Secretary of State John Kerry admitted US spying had sometimes gone too far, concern was growing in Asia, with China among countries demanding answers from Washington over reports of clandestine surveillance.

Indonesia summons Australia envoy as spy row spreads in Asia

Indonesia summoned the Australian ambassador in Jakarta on Friday over a report his embassy was part of a vast US-led surveillance network, as the spying row that has soured US-Europe relations spread in Asia. As Secretary of State John Kerry admitted US spying had sometimes gone too far, concern was growing in Asia, with China among countries demanding answers from Washington over reports of clandestine surveillance.

France slams US spy chief's accusations as 'unlikely'

France on Wednesday slammed as "unlikely" US allegations that European spy agencies shared phone call records with US intelligence, as a transatlantic surveillance row intensified. General Keith Alexander, head of the US National Security Agency, on Tuesday took onlookers at a Congress hearing by surprise when he dismissed allegations that his agency had swept up data on millions of phone calls in Europe as "completely false".

Defense chief regrets about politicking over cyber command

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin on Monday expressed regret about the ongoing political wrangling over the Cyber Warfare Command's involvement in an online smear campaign scandal, pledging thorough investigation into the allegations.

AP Exclusive: Experts say hackers hit major Israeli roadway, a sign cyber warfare now reality

HADERA, Israel - When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern, warning a sophisticated cyberattack could one day bring the nation to a standstill.

Japan, Russia to launch high-level talks on countering cyberattacks

Japan and Russia are planning to institute high-level talks to jointly counter cyberattacks, a Japanese government source said Friday. The two countries are set to agree on the launch of the dialogue framework during the first "two-plus-two" security talks involving their foreign and defense ministers slated for Nov. 2 in Tokyo, according to the source.

S. Korean websites hit by DDos attack: AhnLab

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's largest anti-virus software firm AhnLab Inc. said Friday it detected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on local companies, sounding alarm bells for their cyber security. Sixteen websites operated by 13 South Korean firms, including No. 2 portal operator Daum Communications Corp. and game developer Nexon Korea Corp., experienced cyber attacks Thursday, AhnLab said.

White House on French NSA complaint: 'all nations' spy

The White House on Monday brushed off France's complaints about new allegations of eavesdropping by a top US espionage agency, saying "all nations" conduct spying operations. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault earlier said he was "deeply shocked" by reports that the US National Security Agency had secretly monitored tens of millions of phone conversations within France and demanded an explanation. The White House, in line with its normal procedure, declined to comment on the specific charges which outraged its ally.

Scandal-ridden cyber command members admit to posting political comments online

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- Members of the defense ministry's special cyber unit admitted to posting negative comments online against the opposition presidential candidate ahead of the December election, a senior military official said Thursday.

Park calls for narrowing 'digital divide'

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye said Thursday South Korea is committed to working with the international community to close the still-wide "digital divide" in developing countries by sharing its information technology (IT) development experience. Bridging the gap in access to IT is one of the key issues the international community should address, Park said during an opening ceremony for an international cyberspace conference, pointing out that more than 4 billion people still don't have access to the Internet.
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