Chinese Cyber attack hits 4 million current and former US federal workers

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On Thursday US officials said, attackers broke into American government PCs, possibly hacking the private information of almost 4 million former and current government employees. Researchers seem to be positive that the hackers were based in China. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in a statement on Thursday that it is inspecting the attack. …

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US to extend its cyber defense over Japan to help protect from cyber attacks

American Will Help to Protect Japan From Cyber Attacks

The America will expand its cyber security umbrella on Japan, aiding its Asian friend deal with the increasing danger of internet hacks against military headquarters and infrastructure just like power houses, the two counties stated in a joint announcement on 30th of May (Saturday). Under a fresh set of privacy instructions between Tokyo and Washington …

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Gulf leaders request cyber security collaboration to Obama

Gulf leaders request cyber-security collaboration to Obama

According to reports, the leaders of Gulf countries are wanting to push Barack Obama (US President) for expanded internet security collaboration when the leaders meet in Maryland. It’s nice (or some what tricky) to see that everyone is taking step to help (and get help from) each another. Right after China-Russia cyber agreement, Gulf leaders …

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China’s ‘Great Cannon’ could allow online censors to hack sites globally

China's 'Great Cannon' could Hack Yourself

A team of researchers has named a brand new cyber-weapon controlled by the Chinese administration the ‘Great Cannon. ‘The weapon was lately used within an attack on GitHub and GreatFire.org, plus is equipped to concentrating on any computer worldwide collaborating with Chinese sites. Chinese online censors have established an “offensive system” that will make it …

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Google ends support for recently breached security certificates from China

Google ends support breached security certificates China

Google Chrome has updated its report on miss-issued digital certificates from China and CNNIC, ceasing to support them after a small grace period offered to their current users. Firefox and Microsoft follow the very same steps on the matter. As you may recall, Google had announced a few days ago that there have been severe …

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Chinese New Year and Future Predictions on Cybersecurity

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We have now entered the Year of the Goat or the Sheep in China and this is the beginning of a new, even stricter era for the Chinese Government. According to predictions, the future will hold even tighter restrictions and the new situation formed for the citizens concerning their cyberspace will become even more evident …

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Internet Freedom enemies, who they are in fact? China, Russia, US, or others?

True Enemy of Internet Freedom

The internet is an important medium for sharing information, expressing opinion and imparting new ideologies. The speed at which this human knowledge is shared over the internet is not only fascinating but also has a long lasting impact on modern society. As a result, the internet has evolved to be the most powerful weapon against …

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China Applies Stricter Regulations as People are Forced to Use Real Names Online, Effective in March

China Applies Stricter Regulations People Forced Use Real Names Online

The increasing number of mobile users in China has lead to stricter regulations online. Now China asks for all citizens to use their real names as they surf the web and communicate via forums, social media platforms and so on. Their official goal is to improve the overall quality of the Internet. China has been …

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Kenya Set for Disagreement with China over Detained Suspected Chinese Cybercriminals

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Kenya and China are set for a conflict after Kenya detained 75 Chinese nationals and a Taiwanese over cybercrime. The East African country which has been a darling of the Chinese in recent years has refused to repatriate the arrested Chinese cyber-criminals despite  a diplomatic avalanche of requests from the Chinese. In December 2014, Kenyan …

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China Has Been Upgrading Its Firewall, Leading to VPN Trouble

China Has Been Upgrading Its Firewall

VPN service providers have been trying to limit the damage done, after the upgrade of China Firewall. It turns out that the Chinese have been aiming to obstruct people from connecting to VPN, due to the potential danger that such connection could pose for the country’s security. Regular updates are posted by VPN companies on …

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