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China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

It came as a shock to just about no one in the cybersecurity industry that China has a cyberware unit, which was acknowledged by the government there this week.

Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

An activist group working to end China's Internet censorship is facing an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that threatens to cripples its activities.

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Despite Snowden leaks, Internet use in the U.S. is largely unchanged

When it comes to using the Internet, numerous leaks illuminating the massive scale of government surveillance programs have not rattled Americans

Cyberespionage arsenal could be tied to French intelligence

A collection of Trojans used since 2009 to steal data from government agencies, military contractors, media organizations and other companies is tied to cyberespionage malware linked to French intelligence agencies.

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Police arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

The intrusion resulted in the contact information of 800 DoD employees being stolen from a satellite communications system

Gemalto now says spies didn't get mobile phone encryption keys

SIM card maker Gemalto has dismissed recent reports that U.K. and U.S. spies obtained encryption keys protecting millions of mobile phones.

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Facebook sees challenges in sharing threat data with U.S.

Facebook's new platform for sharing information about security threats is gaining ground, but the idea of passing that information along to law enforcement officials is "fraught with challenges."

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Code typo helps tie North Korea to the Sony hack

Security firm CrowdStrike on Tuesday presented another piece of evidence to support the argument that last year's devastating hacking attack on Sony Pictures was carried out by a group with ties to North Korea.

DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown

If Congressional leaders carry through on their threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, life for the agency's cybersecurity professionals will be miserable

Equation super cyberspies target Macs with malware, too

The Equation cyberespionage group that used tools similar to those deployed in the past by U.S. intelligence agencies appears to have targeted Macs as well as Windows PCs.

The Fanny superworm is likely the precursor to Stuxnet

The Stuxnet computer worm used to sabotage the Iranian nuclear program was likely preceded by another sophisticated malware program called Fanny, which used some of the same exploits and spread through USB thumb drives.

Real goals of DARPA's next-gen military rely partially on virtual reality.

DARPA's future war looks like a video game

Serious effort to bring genuinely innovative, untouchable capabilities to the U.S. military focuses on augmented reality for ground troops.

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Obama seeks common ground with China on cyber issues

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed cyber issues and other topics by phone; Xi is scheduled to visit Washington in September.

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New U.S. cyberthreat center will fill information gap, official says

The U.S. government needs a new cyberthreat analysis center because no single agency is responsible for producing that type of assessment and sharing information.

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China seen targeting banks, military in Forbes web attack

A Chinese hacking group infiltrated the site in November and used it to launch targeted attacks against website visitors from U.S. banking and defense companies, a cybersecurity company said.

US to form cybersecurity agency to combat online threats

The Obama administration will create a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats and share data about possible attacks among government departments.

Anonymous wages cyberwar on ISIS with OpISIS

ISIS is a virus that Anonymous plans to cure: Hacktivists hammer ISIS with #OpISIS

Anonymous launched #OpISIS, waging cyberwar against ISIS propaganda-spewing social media accounts and jihadist militant recruitment sites.

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White House wants 10% hike in cybersecurity spending

The Obama administration, in its proposed FY 2016 federal budget, wants more money for cybersecurity research, technology and investigators

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