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NATO plans force to respond to cyber attacks

NATO wants to beef up its cyber defence capabilities with the creation of a special task force to detect and respond to Internet attacks, an alliance expert said Wednesday at a conference on cyber security ...

Jun 08, 2011
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Sony: Co. is victim of sophisticated cyber attack

The data breach of Sony's PlayStation Network resulted from a "very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack designed to steal personal and credit card information for illegal purposes," ...

May 04, 2011
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Medvedev condemns mass Internet attack

Russia's tech-savvy President Dmitry Medvedev took to his blog on Thursday to condemn a massive denial of service attack on the country's hugely popular blogging site LiveJournal.

Apr 07, 2011
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Russian bloggers accuse authorities of cyberwar

The LiveJournal blogging site, hugely popular in Russia, on Wednesday fell victim to a major cyber attack that bloggers said appeared an attempt to to silence political discussion ahead of elections.

Apr 06, 2011
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Dozens of South Korean websites attacked

(AP) -- Hackers attacked about 40 South Korean government and private websites Friday, prompting officials to warn of a substantial threat to the country's computers.

Mar 04, 2011
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Hackers train sights on Yemen after Egypt

The loose-knit group of online global hackers known as "Anonymous" has trained its sights on Yemen following cyber attacks on government websites in Tunisia and Egypt.

Feb 03, 2011
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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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Dutch police arrest second teenager for hacking

Dutch police arrested a 19-year-old on suspicion of hacking a government website, the second teenage arrest for cyber attacks linked to the WikiLeaks fallout, prosecutors said on Saturday.

Dec 11, 2010
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Dutch police investigate apparent hacker attack

(AP) -- Police said Friday they are investigating if hackers were responsible for taking down websites of police and prosecutors in the Netherlands after the arrest of a 16-year-old for involvement in a cyberattack on several ...

Dec 10, 2010
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