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Sharing cyber threat details not antitrust violation, U.S. says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday urged companies to share information with each other about cyber threats and issued guidance making clear that doing so would not violate antitrust laws. The new push comes as many top retailers and other companies have suffered major data breaches. Most recently, the "Heartbleed" bug was found to have exposed personal data to hackers, prompting Facebook Inc, Google and others to take steps to mitigate the impact on their users.

Fearing cyberattack, Israel curbs government websites' foreign traffic

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will temporarily suspend some of its government websites' international traffic to fend off a potential mass-cyber attack by pro-Palestinian hackers, an Israeli security source said on Thursday, without elaborating on the threat. The precautionary measure would be in place from Friday through Monday, the source said, and include refusal of electronic payment from abroad for government services. Some routine reprogramming of websites was also on hold, the source said.

China hopes U.S. matches words with policy on cybersecurity

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Monday it welcomed comments by the U.S. defense chief saying the United States would exercise restraint in using the military in cyberspace, but added Beijing hoped Washington would match its words with actual policy. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, pushing for openness ahead of a trip to China next month, said the Pentagon sought to be "open and transparent" about its cyber capabilities and intentions with both allies and competitors.

S. Korea's defense ministry says it foiled hacking attempt

SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday that it foiled a hacking attempt that was aimed at using an infected notebook computer to steal sensitive data. The cyber warfare command said the infected notebook belonged to a reporter who covers the ministry. It did not disclose the news organization or the name of the owner of the notebook computer, but stressed the attempt was detected and blocked. "There was no loss of data and no problem arose with the ministry's computer network," said an official, who declined to be identified.

White House, Treasury officials to appear at SEC cyber security event

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber security experts from the White House, Treasury Department and Department of Homeland Security will be among panelists appearing on Wednesday at a roundtable on the challenges hackers pose to public companies and financial markets.

White House, Treasury officials to appear at SEC cyber security event

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber security experts from the White House, Treasury Department and Department of Homeland Security will be among panelists appearing on Wednesday at a roundtable on the challenges hackers pose to public companies and financial markets.

Data analysis finds far more political postings by cyber command

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- The ongoing probe into the cyber command's online smear campaign has discovered nearly twice as many political writings as those announced in an interim investigation result, a government source said Wednesday, citing a big data analysis result. The latest finding is expected to widen the scope of officials who are subject to indictment on charges of illegal electioneering, with a final investigation result expected later this month.

Data analysis finds far more political postings by cyber command

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- The ongoing probe into the cyber command's online smear campaign has discovered nearly twice as many political writings as those announced in an interim investigation result, a government source said Wednesday, citing a big data analysis result. The latest finding is expected to widen the scope of officials who are subject to indictment on charges of illegal electioneering, with a final investigation result expected later this month.

Japan holds first broad cybersecurity drill, frets over Olympics risks

By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan faced a full-on cyber attack across government departments on Tuesday in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country gears up to host the 2020 Olympics. Japan is following the lead of Britain, which invited ethical hackers to test its computer systems in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics. In the event, London parried multiple cyber attacks.

Target warns data breach could be worse than reported so far

By Jim Finkle and Phil Wahba BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp <TGT.N> warned that last year's massive security breach could have been more extensive than reported so far, leading to further losses at the No. 3 U.S. retailer.
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