Cyber Espionage

  • Cyber spying campaign 'The Mask' uncovered 11-02-2014 02:10 PM

    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...
  • Russia hacked hundreds of Asian, American, European companies: Security firm 22-01-2014 12:16 PM

    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...
  • In China, hacking attacks a fact of life 13-06-2011 08:08 AM

    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...
  • Lockheed hacking highlights rise in cyber spying 30-05-2011 09:05 AM

    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...
  • China cyberspies steal terabytes of sensitive data 14-04-2011 08:24 PM

    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...