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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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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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