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Hong Kong watchdog to tighten cybersecurity at brokers after hackers steal HK$110m over 18 months

The Securities and Futures Commission will tighten cybersecurity requirements for Hong Kong stockbrokers after 20 hacking attacks over the past 18 months led to investor losses totalling HK$110 million (US$14.2 million), the regulator said on Wednesday. As well as tightening cybersecurity, the market watchdog will also introduce measures to make it easier for foreigners and […]

28 million clear text passwords breached on popular Chinese website Tianya

Security researchers have found 28 million clear text passwords posted online as a result of the 2011 data breach of blogging site Tianya, the twelfth most popular website in China. The credentials included usernames, passwords and email addresses and were found by researchers at PwnedList . About 40 million users or 60 percent of the […]

AFR coverage of Reserve Bank breach that was attibuted to China

This is the more detailed coverage on the Reserve Bank of Australia breach as reported by the Australian Financial Review. The Reserve Bank of Australia‚Äôs computer networks have been repeatedly and successfully hacked in a series of cyber-attacks to infiltrate sensitive internal information, including by ¬≠Chinese-developed malicious software. “The RBA is sufficiently concerned about these […]

Chinese hackers infiltrated Reserve Bank

Computer networks at the Reserve Bank of Australia were compromised in 2011 by Chinese intelligence gathering malware, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal (pdf). The email disseminated trojan horse malware was planted on six computers at the RBA, bypassing anti-virus scanners, the documents first reported by the Australian Financial Review state. Several […]