Chinese hackers ‘targeted US aircraft carrier patrolling in South China Sea’ as legal battle raged over who should control the waters

Chinese hackers tried to steal information from a US aircraft carrier patrolling in the South China Sea when the country was under pressure to withdraw its claim over the waters. USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was on patrol in July when a Chinese-based group launched the cyber-attack. A…

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Apple iMessage users hit by hackers

Hackers have perpetrated numerous attacks on iMessage users, bombarding unsuspecting Apple desktop and iPhone owners with messages in Chinese in a supposed attempt to steal personal information. The attack begins as a text message in Chinese from an unknown foreign number, which is followed by a ‘pop up’ dialogue box…

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China blamed in drone hack

China-based hackers have broken into the systems of a European drone company and a US subsidiary of a French energy management company. The attacks are both likely to be economically motivated and designed to help Chinese firms in the targeted sectors, according to security intelligence firm ThreatConnect. It alleges that…

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