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Archive for January, 2016

China and Indonesia: Joint Cyber War Simulations

The news on Saturday that Indonesia and China will cooperate in cyber war exercises is big enough in itself for strategic relationships in the region. At the same time, it shows that the two countries have an advanced understanding of what cyber war will look like and it sets a new diplomatic precedent in how […]

Single group of hackers targets Uyghur, Tibetan activists

A years-long campaign of seemingly disparate cyberattacks against Tibetan and Uyghur activists likely comes from a single group of hackers, according to a seven-month study by Palo Alto Networks. The computer security company also concluded that the information stolen by the group, nicknamed Scarlet Mimic, would be of little interest to entities other than a […]

China Hit by Rise of Attacks

China-based hackers are sometimes accused of being behind major external attacks like the one on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as acts of corporate espionage. But China has worsening internal problems, too. In September, a counterfeit copy of Apple’s Xcode software development tool was offered on a local file-sharing site, leading to […]

Managers need to take cybersecurity seriously

No matter what your industry, cyber security needs to be top of mind for management teams. These days, with organised cyber criminals running mass-scale hacking operations and then selling information about institutional vulnerabilities, companies need to be proactive in their defence. A worldwide survey of more than 900 executives conducted by Accenture Strategy found that […]

Shape Security raises $25 million in funding, eyes China expansion

Shape Security said it has raised $25 million in additional venture capital as it preps to expand into China. The security company, which specializes in thwarting automated Web and mobile attacks, came out of stealth mode two years ago with a Shape Shifter appliance. Shape now protects 355 million user accounts across Fortune 500 companies. […]

Cybersecurity Startup Shape Security Grabs $25 Million for China Expansion

Shape Security Inc. closed a $25 million Series D round, which it plans to use to fuel its expansion into China. Baseline Ventures led the investment in the company that targets attacks led by bots. Beijing-based Northern Light Venture Capital joined existing investors GV (formerly Google Ventures), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Norwest Venture Partners, Eric […]

ISIS hackers target China for first time – but will Beijing join fight against jihadis?

ISLAMIC State hackers have breached a major Chinese website to pledge holy war against Beijing – the first cyber attack by ISIS on China – as pressure mounts on the communist government to join the fight against the jihadi group. Online attackers breached the firewall of a prestigious Beijing university, posting an image of ISIS […]

‘Islamic State hackers’ attack top tier Chinese university’s website urging holy war

One of the most famous universities in China says its website has been hacked by a group or person claiming to be linked to the militant organisation Islamic State. The hackers put a photograph and audio in support of holy war, or jihad, on a Tsinghua University website for teachers and students, the Legal Evening […]

Samsung passes mobile security tests in China, France

Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has received certification for its mobile security service KNOX from the governments of China and France. The company expected that this will boost its presence in the mobile device markets in both countries’ public and financial sectors. “Samsung Electronics’ KNOX has provided mobile security services for diverse platforms,” said Samsung […]

Biometric tech introduced in China kindergartens for security

Kindergartens in east China have been introducing biometric security in a bid to increase safety during school pick-ups and drop-offs. The chairman of the firm that is implementing the tech, Mao Wenfeng from chairman of Jiangsu Sanyuan Educational Enterprise, told Global Times that the facial and fingerprint recognition is being used on parents collecting their […]