cyber espionage


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cyber espionage

Unauthorized spying by computer. The term generally refers to the deployment of viruses that clandestinely observe or destroy data in the computer systems of government agencies and large enterprises. See Stuxnet and Flame virus.
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European authorities have blocked a cyber espionage campaign believed linked to the Pasdaran.
6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent rise in incidents of large-scale cyber theft, cyber espionage and even cyber blackmail, no one is shocked when another hacking scandal makes headlines.
The Desert Falcons cyber espionage group, considered by Kaspersky Lab to be the first known Arabic group of cyber mercenaries to develop and run full-scale cyber espionage operations, simply confirms that," he said.
Cyber Espionage Operation", said that APT 30 had not altered its tools,
Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team said it has discovered Desert Falcons, a cyber espionage group targeting multiple high profile organisations and individuals from Middle East countries.
The Chief Technical Officer of Digital Encode, Oluseyi Akindeinde, said, "the solution, which was developed by the Centre for Information Security Intelligence (CISI), an arm of Digital Encode, was necessitated by the growing rate of cyber attacks and cyber espionage leading to loss of data and money.
The United States has asked countries including China for help confronting North Korea, but the issue of hacking is a sensitive one in Sino-US relations, with the two sides frequently trading accusations of cyber espionage.
US- BASED researchers have uncovered an Islamabad- based anti- India cyber espionage group which is suspected to have direct links with the Pakistani government.
Cyber espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents.
The Chinese have issued a blanket denial, going so far as to say that the Chinese military "never engaged in any cyber espionage activities," which is impossible to believe.
Denver/New York: Washington is considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending popular summer hacking conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broader effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said on Saturday.
On Monday, the US indicted five members of the Chinese military with hacking into American computer networks and engaging in cyber espionage for a foreign government.