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US, China trade charges on cyberattacks

The United States and China on Tuesday traded charges over cyberattacks after a security firm alleged that Beijing controled hackers who have penetrated the US government, companies and media.

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Internet
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China's PLA controls hackers: US IT security firm

China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building ...

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Internet
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Twitter, Washington Post targeted by hackers

Social media giant Twitter is among the latest U.S. companies to report that it is among a growing list of victims of Internet security attacks, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on ...

dateFeb 03, 2013 in Internet
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Washington Post joins list of hacked US media

The Washington Post disclosed Saturday that it had suffered a cyberattack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it, joining Twitter and major US media outlets that have endured intrusions.

dateFeb 02, 2013 in Internet
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Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

A series of brazen cyberattacks on America's most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government.

dateFeb 02, 2013 in Internet
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US weighs tougher action over China cyberattacks

(AP)—High-level talks with the Chinese government to address persistent cyberattacks against U.S. companies and government agencies haven't worked, so officials say the Obama administration is now considering a range of ...

dateFeb 01, 2013 in Internet
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Anonymous hackers jailed over PayPal attack

Two computer hackers were jailed by a London court on Thursday for a series of cyber-attacks by the hacking group Anonymous that cost the US online payments giant PayPal millions of dollars.

dateJan 24, 2013 in Internet
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Cyberattack—the silent nightmare

In Michigan's worst techno-horror story, the state's major utilities get hacked in the wintertime. Power in the state shuts down, and nobody can figure out how to regain control of the systems needed to turn it back on. Millions ...

dateDec 24, 2012 in Internet
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