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Germany reports 'sharp rise' in cyberattacks

Germany detected a sharp rise in cyberattacks in 2010, many originating in China, and plans to set up a special centre next year to deal with the danger, the government said on Monday.

Dec 27, 2010
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WikiLeaks backlash all bark, no bite: experts

Despite their martial overtones, the attacks on credit card and other websites by supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are more political protest than real cyber war, experts say.

Dec 12, 2010
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Stuxnet virus could target many industries

(AP) -- A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, ...

Nov 17, 2010
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'Cyber Storm III' tests US on cyber attack

Keyboard warriors from the United States and a dozen other nations were battling a simulated cyber attack Tuesday on government and private networks that undermines basic trust in the Internet.

Sep 28, 2010
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Repeat of SKorea, US cyberattacks does no damage

(AP) -- Hundreds of computers that caused a wave of outages on U.S. and South Korean government websites last July launched new attacks on the same sites, but no major damage was reported, police said Thursday.

Jul 08, 2010
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Computer-security event seeks to spur int'l talks

(AP) -- As governments around the world amass armies of hackers to protect their countries' computer networks and possibly attack others, the idea of getting officials together to discuss shared threats such as cybercrime ...

May 02, 2010
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Cyber-whistleblower stuns Latvia with tax heist

(AP) -- Latvian officials struggled Wednesday to come to grips with an enigmatic group that stole millions of classified tax documents from government computers in a purported effort to expose waste and graft in Europe's ...

Feb 24, 2010
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Homeland Security to hire up to 1K cyber experts

(AP) -- The Obama administration has given a green light to the Homeland Security Department to be more competitive and choosey as it hires up to 1,000 new cyber experts over the next three years, the first major personnel ...

Oct 01, 2009
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US to share Internet review amid worldwide growth

(AP) -- As Internet use expands worldwide, the United States said Wednesday it will give other governments and the private sector a greater oversight role in an organization whose decisions affect how computers relay traffic ...

Sep 30, 2009
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