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Senior Tory Says Chinese Hackers Ran Email Impersonation Campaign to Discredit Him After Criticism of Beijing

2020-07-28

PoliticsHome: Tom Tugendhat, chair of the foreign affairs select committee, said professional contacts received bizarre fake press releases, while friends and family were sent untrue claims about his private life.

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U.S. Says China Backed Hackers Who Targeted COVID-19 Vaccine Research

2020-07-21

NBC News: In the latest attempt to "name and shame" China’s government-sponsored cyber theft, the Justice Department announced an indictment Tuesday charging two Chinese nationals — both in China — with hacking governments, dissidents, human rights activists and private companies, including those engaged in COVID-19 vaccine research.

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Did a Chinese Hack Kill Canada's Greatest Tech Company?

2020-07-01

BNN Bloomberg: The documents began arriving in China at 8:48 a.m. on a Saturday in April 2004. There were close to 800 of them: PowerPoint presentations from customer meetings, an analysis of a recent sales loss, design details for an American communications network. Others were technical, including source code that represented some of the most sensitive information owned by Nortel Networks Corp., then one of the world’s largest companies.

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In a Race Against Time, Japan Builds Up its Cyber Forensics

2020-06-18

Nikkei Asian Review: It’s every CEO’s worst nightmare: Invisible invaders rummaging through internal documents, collecting private emails, salaries and even trade secrets.

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Obscure Indian Cyber Firm Spied on Politicians, Investors Worldwide

2020-06-09

Reuters: A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period of seven years.

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Honda Confirms its Network Has Been Hit by Cyberattack

2020-06-09

ZDNet: Honda, the Japanese car manufacturer, has confirmed it has been hit with a cyberattack that has impacted some of its operations, including production systems outside of Japan.

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Illegal Crypto Mining Attacks Surge in Singapore, Experts Blame COVID-19

2020-06-03

Cryptopolitan: From January to March, Kaspersky said it was able to block at least 11,700 cryptojacking attacks launched on computer systems in Singapore for illegal crypto mining. The total number of blocked attacks represents a threefold increment when compared to the cryptojacking attacks it blocked last year.

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US Officially Warns China is Launching Cyberattacks to Steal Coronavirus Research

2020-05-13

CNN: The US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a "public service announcement" Wednesday warning that China is likely launching cyberattacks to steal coronavirus data related to vaccines and treatments from US research institutions and pharmaceutical companies, calling it a "significant threat."

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Interpol Leads Operation to Tackle Cryptojacker Infecting Over 20,000 Routers

2020-01-09

Yahoo Finance: International crime fighting agency Interpol has taken action to stem a plague of cryptocurrency mining malware afflicting computer routers across Asia.

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Ghosts in the Clouds: Inside China’s Major Corporate Hack

2019-12-30

The Wall Street Journal: In one of the largest-ever corporate espionage efforts, cyberattackers alleged to be working for China’s intelligence services stole volumes of intellectual property, security clearance details and other records...

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