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China discourages its hackers from foreign competitions so they don’t help others

China is discouraging its internet security experts from taking part in international hacking competitions because of national security concerns, according to a Beijing-based company that was informed of the decision. Beijing Chaitin Technology Co. was told by the Chinese government at the end of last year not to participate in such competitions, according to a […]

Beijing warns computer users across country over massive ‘Petya’ cyberattack

Beijing has warned computer users across the country to guard against a massive cyberattack spreading around the globe, but the damage from the “Petya” ­ransomware virus in Asia ­appeared to be limited on Wednesday. It has hit Ukraine’s central bank, Russian oil giant Rosneft and British advertising firm WPP, among others, demanding US$300 (HK$2,340) in […]

Australia ‘spies and steals technology’, Chinese state paper says as war of words flares again

A Chinese state-run newspaper fired back on Thursday at recent Australian allegations of influence-buying by Beijing, saying the country spied on China, harassed its citizens and stole its technology. An unnamed employee of China’s national security department told the Global Timesthat Australian intelligence agents in disguise collect information from Chinese people overseas or encourage them to […]

Hong Kong firms urged to sharpen focus on cybersecurity

Many private and public organisations in Hong Kong continue to lag in cybersecurity, raising the spectre of potential new breaches as advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and the so-called internet-of-things become mainstream applications in the city, a panel of experts told a forum held by the South China Morning Post on Friday. “It’s already 2017, […]

Hong Kong faces second-highest risk of cybersecurity breaches in Asia, report finds

Hong Kong faces the second-highest risk of cybersecurity attacks in Asia despite having the most number of firms that increased spending on IT security, according to a new report. Telecommunications company Telstra’s Cybersecurity Report 2017 found that 14.7 per cent of Hong Kong firms have been hit with cyber attacks in the last year. Hong […]

Obama to ‘block’ Chinese takeover of technology firm Aixtron on national security grounds

US President Barack Obama is poised to block a Chinese company from buying Germany’s Aixtron, people familiar with the matter said, which would mark only the third time in more than a quarter of a century that the White House has rejected an investment by an overseas buyer as a national security risk. The president […]

China cybersecurity law likely to harm foreign firms operating on mainland, says Asia finance body chief

The chief of one of Asia’s most prominent financial trade bodies said on Tuesday new cybersecurity legislation in China could make it harder for foreign companies operating in the country to manage risk as threats increasingly span across borders. Mark Austen, chief executive of the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, told a forum […]

Foreign hackers in China’s sights with proposed changes to cyber law

Beijing has proposed a revised internet law to punish foreigners who hack Chinese websites as it steps up its campaign against cyberattacks it blames on the West. Although it was hard for governments to identify those behind cybercrimes, the move paved the way for China to take legal action against other states, analysts said. The […]

Hacking tools stolen from NSA show Chinese cyberfirms were targeted, experts say

Hacking tools claimed to be pilfered from the US National Security Agency reveal a ­severe security threat to China, mainland experts say, with a leading national provider of network security said to be among the victims of the government hackers. Some of the data was released online over the weekend by the Shadow Brokers, an […]

PLA urged to reform and upgrade to fight hi-tech wars

The Chinese military should spare no effort to wipe out corruption and initiate creative reforms to build a modern army capable of dealing with multiple challenges, a professor at the mainland’s leading defence university says. Those challenges possibly include wars in the South and East China seas, he said. In a rare online interview on […]