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Android "Heart App" virus spreads quickly, author arrested within 17 hours

Q. How to attract the attention of the police if you're a bored student on summer vacation?

A. Write a virus that unleashes 20,000,000 SMSes, infects 100,000 devices, and steals personal data...

Apple iPads and MacBook Pros banned for Chinese government use

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China has banned government officials from buying Apple products, reportedly to avoid the possibility of the US hijacking the technology to spy on Beijing.

Apple faces class action suit for tracking users without consent

Apple faces class action suit over location tracking

A Californian plaintiff says that nobody at Apple ever told her about tracking her whereabouts, nor did anybody ever ask for her permission. She says she only found out about it by watching a recent Chinese state TV report about iPhone being a security risk to the state.

Canada joins US in openly accusing China of state-sponsored hacking

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The Canadian government has accused China of being behind a "cyber intrusion" at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the country's main science and technology research body. Few details of the intrusion have emerged so far, and given the Read more…

iPhones are a security threat to the state, China claims

iPhone's a security threat to the state, China claims

China has cited Apple iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp users' whereabouts as reason to declare the mobile phone hazardous to state security.

FitzRoy, Oleg Pliss, Spotify and TrueCrypt - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Did FitzRoy get hacked? Who is Oleg Pliss? What's up with Spotify? Where has TrueCrypt gone?

60 Second Security - 31 May 2014

Chinese government shuns Windows 8 - security, economy or politics?

Chinese government shuns Windows 8 - security, economy or politics?

China is banning the use of Windows 8 in government departments, with an announcement from the country's Central Government Procurement Center nicely timed to add to the sizzling diplomatic row between China and the US.

US charges Chinese military officers with cyber espionage

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Tensions between China and the United States over spying go back a long way. But - in a first - the US has indicted five Chinese military officials for alleged cyber espionage, which could ratchet up the tension to a new level.

Phishing boom in China bucks global trends

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There's been a sharp upturn in the numbers of phishing pages observed, with the majority of them hosted in China and targeting Chinese victims and sites, according to analysis of world phishing trends from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Chinese cops nab 1,530 mobile SMS spammers in raid on fake base stations

Chinese cops nab 1,530 mobile SMS spammers in raid on fake base stations

Chinese police have arrested 1,530 spammers who've been driving around, spewing spam at people's phones from mobile, fake base stations. But it's just a drop in China's enormously spammy bucket.

Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in four countries have managed to work together to take down a number of hackers-for-hire, all accused of operating websites offering to break into email accounts for a fee.

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.

Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.

China blamed for EADS and ThyssenKrupp hack attacks

China blamed for EADS and ThyssenKrupp hack attacks

EADS, maker of the Eurofighter, says that Chinese hackers attacked its computer network last year.

Is your company prepared reducing the likelihood of a successful targeted attack?

Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai?

Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai?

Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People's Liberation Army of China.

Botnet master abuses Facebook for pocket money, researchers reveal

Botnet master abuses Facebook for pocket money, researchers reveal

A Chinese hacker's main job may well be running a botnet of malware-clotted zombie PCs, but there's always time left in the day for selling fake Likes, apparently.

Monday review - the hot 27 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Just in case you missed any of our stories last week, here's a little recap.

China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch claims that the Wall Street Journal is still being troubled by hackers, after a week of Chinese hacking revelations.

US Department of Energy hacked, employees' personal information stolen

US Department of Energy hacked, employees' personal information stolen

The US Department of Energy has been hit by a "sophisticated cyber attack" in the last few weeks, which resulted in the personal information of several hundred employees being compromised.

Was China behind the attacks, or not?

Chinese hackers break into the New York Times, steal every employee's password

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Chinese hackers have been infiltrating the newspaper's networks, broken into the email accounts of senior staff, stolen the corporate passwords for every Times employee and used those to gain access to the personal computers of 53 employees.

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit found on more websites. Fingers point towards Elderwood Project

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit found on more websites. Fingers point towards Elderwood Project

SophosLabs, has uncovered two new sites which have been hit by the recently discovered Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability - a community seeking independence from China, and an Iranian oil firm's website.