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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.

dateOct 22, 2012 in Internet
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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.

dateOct 19, 2012 in Internet
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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.

dateOct 18, 2012 in Internet
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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 attacks.

dateOct 11, 2012 in Internet
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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.

dateSep 26, 2012 in Internet
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