Cyber attacks a constant threat, says GCSB boss

An average of seven serious cyber attacks a month are being detected by the so-called “cortex” programme operated by Government Communications Security Bureau – the spy agency. New GCSB boss Andrew Hampton said the attacks were carried out by foreign agents and targeted “nationally significant” organisations. That was just a…

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Government to reveal more cyber attacks

The government will be more open about future attempts to hack government agencies in a bid to encourage businesses to follow suit, says the Prime Minister’s new cyber security chief. Alastair MacGibbon, the current children’s eSafety commissioner and newly appointed special cyber security advisor to the Prime Minister, says the…

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Cyber bullies expose PH’s soft underbelly

Most countries have the supreme belief that they have strong lines of defense against threats from within and from the outside. Oftentimes, it is a sophisticated military. A forbidding geography (think Afghanistan) that intruders would find terrifying is a line of defense for some of the poor and underdeveloped regions…

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Cyber security predicted to create 1 million jobs

In a world that’s increasingly dependant on computers and the cloud for day-to-day functioning, the risks posed by hackers is very real. Identifying this, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Data Security Council of India (DSCI)and security software company Symantec have collectively announced their Cyber Security Skill…

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China Launching Cyber Attacks

Chinese military hackers are conducting cyber attacks on the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency networks on a daily basis and will soon shift to hacking into networks of missile defense contractors, the admiral in charge of the agency told Congress on Thursday. Vice Adm. James D. Syring, the MDA chief who…

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