Cyber Espionage

  • Microsoft toughens Outlook email encryption to thwart online snooping July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft on Tuesday said it is scrambling Outlook email messages in transit to thwart spying by governments or others. Toughened encryption at Outlook and Microsoft OneDrive online "cloud" data storage service came less than a month after the technology titan got low marks in a Google ranking of such...
  • Cyber spying campaign 'The Mask' uncovered February 11, 2014

    Punta Cana: A computer security software firm has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanish-speaking country, targeting government agencies, energy companies and activists in 31 countries. Dubbed "The Mask," the campaign had operated undetected since 2007 and infected more than 380 targets...
  • Russia hacked hundreds of Asian, American, European companies: Security firm January 22, 2014

    Washington: A US cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic - rather than political - gains. According to the firm, CrowdStrike, the victims of the...
  • 'Chinese military engaged in cyber espionage campaign' February 19, 2013

    Washington: A secretive Chinese military unit, with government backing, is engaged in "systematic" cyber espionage and data theft against organisations around the world from Shanghai, an American Internet security firm has claimed. "Our research and observations indicate that the Communist Party of China (CPC) is tasking the Chinese People's Liberation...
  • In China, hacking attacks a fact of life June 13, 2011

    London: Even working on her laptop in Amnesty International's London headquarters or talking on her mobile phone going around the city, Corinna-Barbara Francis suspects Chinese authorities are listening in. At a time when authorities in Beijing are carrying out the most serious crackdown on dissent since Tiananmen Square, the human rights...
  • Lockheed hacking highlights rise in cyber spying May 30, 2011

    New York: This cyber attack didn't go after people playing war games on their PlayStations. It targeted a company that helps the US military do the real thing. Lockheed Martin says it was the recent target of a "significant and tenacious" hack, although the defence contractor and the Department of Homeland...
  • China cyberspies steal terabytes of sensitive data April 14, 2011

    Atlanta: As America and China grow more economically and financially intertwined, the two nations have also stepped up spying on each other. Today, most of that is done electronically, with computers rather than listening devices in chandeliers or human moles in tuxedos. And at the moment, many experts believe China may...