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Archive for April, 2016

Hackers Bolstering Cyber Security in Taiwan

On April 25, Hacks in Taiwan (HIT) association celebrated its first anniversary. Vice Premier Woody Duh attended the anniversary party and praised the group for its efforts, showing the government’s support. Duh said that in the past, hackers were always worried that the government was against their ideas, but his attendance of the party shows […]

FBI chief sees better cyber cooperation from China

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday he has seen some improvement in cooperation from China in fighting cybercrime following last year’s bilateral agreement on the issue. Chinese authorities “seem to have an agreed upon framework for what is nation-state action appropriate, that is intelligence collection, and what is theft,” Comey told a cybersecurity event in […]

HTC in ‘early’ cooperation with NGC on data security

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s mobile device vendor HTC confirmed Monday that it has signed an agreement with Northrop Grumman Australia to develop secure smartphone solutions, but noted it was still in the “early stages.” In a statement issued that day, HTC said it will work with U.S. military hardware manufacturer Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NGC’s) Australia branch […]

Reasons Why China is So Conservative About Internet & Digital Security Issues

Controlling the internet for the most populous country in the world is not a small task. There is a technological boom worldwide and people now can connect to the world through social media. At this time, country like China has blocked thousands of websites and also put heavy restrictions on destinations such as YouTube, Flickr […]

Malware whitelisted by Chinese antivirus after third-party bribes

Elaborate scam to fleece online shoppers. Cyber criminals have managed to hide their malware under the cover of a popular Chinese antivirus product, after they allegedly bribed the staff of a third-party gaming company to include the malicious code within their legitimate apps. According to Check Point Software, IT security company Qihoo 360 unintentionally whitelisted […]