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Chevron says hit by Stuxnet virus in 2010

Oil giant Chevron was struck by the Stuxnet virus, a sophisticated cyber attack that tore through Iran's nuclear facilities and is believed to have been launched by the United States and Israel.

Nov 09, 2012
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Auditor warns Canada lagging on cyber security

Canada "has been slow" to set up firewalls to protect against cyber threats to critical infrastructure, leaving the nation vulnerable to crippling attacks, the auditor general warned Tuesday.

Oct 23, 2012
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Cyber war targets Middle East oil companies

Middle Eastern oil and gas companies have been targeted in massive attacks on their computer networks in an increasingly open cyber war where a new virus was discovered just this past week.

Oct 22, 2012
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HSBC websites hit by cyber attack

Banking giant HSBC said Friday some of its websites had been hit by a "large scale" cyber attack that disrupted online services, but it assured customers that their data were not compromised.

Oct 19, 2012
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Britain seeking 'Xbox generation' spies (Update)

Britain launched a new spy recruitment drive on Thursday aimed at "Xbox generation" youngsters without a university education but with social media and computer game skills to counter the threat of cyber attack.

Oct 18, 2012
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Swedish government to crack down on hackers

The Swedish government said on Thursday it planned to crack down on hackers, at a time when the sex assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made the country a target of repeated cyber ...

Oct 11, 2012
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China rejects US claims over telecom firms

A US Congressional report that warns two Chinese telecom companies pose a national security risk and should face restrictions in the US market is "groundless", China has said.

Oct 10, 2012
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Wells Fargo website down in wake of threat

Wells Fargo's website was experiencing problems Wednesday, after a threat against US banking firms from a group pledging retaliation for an online video that has sparked unrest in the Muslim world.

Sep 26, 2012
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US finance sector warned of cyber attacks

A US financial industry group warned banks and other institutions to beware cyber attacks Wednesday, after some firms reported sporadic problems with their websites.

Sep 19, 2012
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