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Japanese Government Agencies Suffer Data Breaches After Fujitsu Hack

2021-05-27

Bleeping Computer: Offices of multiple Japanese agencies were breached via Fujitsu's "ProjectWEB" information sharing tool. Fujitsu states that attackers gained unauthorized access to projects that used ProjectWEB, and stole some customer data.

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China Behind Another Hack As U.S. Cybersecurity Issues Mount

2021-04-21

NBC News: China is behind a newly discovered series of hacks against key targets in the U.S. government, private companies and the country’s critical infrastructure, cybersecurity firm Mandiant said.

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MAS, Banks Association Issue Paper On Mitigating Remote Working Risks

2021-03-02

The Straits Times: Extensive remote working arrangements open up financial institutions to multiple risks - some of them related to daily operations and information security and technology, and others to fraud and staff misconduct.

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Suspected Chinese Hackers Used SolarWinds Bug to Spy On U.S. Payroll Agency

2021-02-02

Reuters: Suspected Chinese hackers exploited a flaw in software made by SolarWinds Corp to help break into U.S. government computers last year, five people familiar with the matter told Reuters, marking a new twist in a sprawling cybersecurity breach that U.S. lawmakers have labeled a national security emergency.

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MAS Revises Tech Risk Management Guidelines Amid Growing Cyberthreats

2021-01-18

Business Times: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday issued revised technology risk management guidelines amid "clear indication" of a worsening cyberthreat environment.

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DOJ says Five Chinese Nationals Hacked into 100 U.S. Companies

2020-09-16

NBC: Five members of an alleged Chinese hacking group have been indicted for their role in a scheme to hack into more than 100 companies in the U.S., the Justice Department announced.

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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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