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Exchange CEOs say they are on high alert over cyber security

By John McCrank BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) - Cyber security is emerging as one of the biggest threats for exchange operators as hackers become more sophisticated in their efforts to disrupt the global financial system, a group of exchange leaders told an industry conference. More than half of the world's exchanges were hit by cyber attacks in 2012, according to a paper released last year by the World Federation of Exchanges Office and the research department of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

Exchange CEOs say they are on high alert over cyber security

By John McCrank BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) - Cyber security is emerging as one of the biggest threats for exchange operators as hackers become more sophisticated in their efforts to disrupt the global financial system, a group of exchange leaders told an industry conference. More than half of the world's exchanges were hit by cyber attacks in 2012, according to a paper released last year by the World Federation of Exchanges Office and the research department of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

British man charged with hacking Federal Reserve computers

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A British man has been charged with hacking into computer servers belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve, and then widely disclosing personal information of people who use them. Thursday's charges against Lauri Love were announced four months after he was arrested in England, and accused by U.S. and British authorities of hacking into various U.S. government computer systems, including those run by the military.

CORRECTED-Hackers target Brazil's World Cup for cyber attacks

By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the World Cup with attacks ranging from jamming websites to data theft, adding cyber warfare to the list of challenges for a competition already marred by protests, delays and overspending. In a country with rampant online crime, a challenging telecommunications infrastructure and little experience with cyber attacks, authorities are rushing to protect government websites and those of FIFA, soccer's governing body.

US judge considers sending Angelina Jolie stuntwoman's phone hacking lawsuit to UK

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A federal judge in Los Angeles suggested Monday that Great Britain would be the proper place for a Hollywood stuntwoman to pursue a lawsuit against News Corp. and related companies over alleged phone hacking. But after hearing legal arguments, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald said he would consider it further.

S. Korea pushes to develop offensive cyberwarfare tools

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will push to develop sophisticated cyberwarfare tools that could wreak havoc on North Korea's nuclear facilities as part of its plans to beef up offensive capabilities, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The ministry reported a long-term plan for cyberpolicy to the parliamentary defense committee, at a time when calls have risen to reform the Cyber Warfare Command, which has been dogged by allegations of an online smear campaign in the 2012 presidential election.

S. Korea pushes to develop offensive cyberwarfare tools

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will push to develop sophisticated cyberwarfare tools that could wreak havoc on North Korea's nuclear facilities as part of its plans to beef up offensive capabilities, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The ministry reported a long-term plan for cyberpolicy to the parliamentary defense committee, at a time when calls have risen to reform the Cyber Warfare Command, which has been dogged by allegations of an online smear campaign in the 2012 presidential election.

Exclusive: France's Snecma targeted by hackers - researcher

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - French aerospace engine maker Snecma, a unit of Safran, was attacked by hackers who exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer, according to a computer security researcher. It was not clear how successful the hackers had been in their efforts to breach Snecma's network, according to the researcher, who has studied malicious software and infrastructure used by the hackers. A spokeswoman for Snecma's parent, Safran, said she had no immediate comment.

After retailer breaches, SEC plans roundtable on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday that it plans to hold a roundtable next month to discuss cybersecurity, after massive retailer breaches refocused the attention of the business community and policymakers on the area. The SEC said that it would hold the event on March 26 to talk about the challenges cyber threats pose for market participants and public companies.

CNN talk show star Piers Morgan interviewed by UK police investigating phone hacking case

LONDON - Prominent CNN talk show host Piers Morgan confirmed Friday that he has been interviewed by British police investigating the illegal interception of telephone voicemails. Morgan, formerly a tabloid newspaper editor in Britain, was not arrested but was "interviewed under caution" on Dec. 6 by British detectives investigating the long-running phone hacking scandal. "This was further to a full witness statement I had already freely provided," Morgan said in a statement. "I attended that interview as requested." He has consistently denied wrongdoing.
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