cyber espionage

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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Cyber espionage is a uniquely useful tool to furnish that information advantage while avoiding open conflict.
Over the past year, compromises of payment card data from Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, network intrusions against third-party suppliers, and cyber espionage campaigns against visitors using hotel Wi-Fi networks have plagued the travel and hospitality industries.
His comments came weeks after Theresa May warned that Russia had "mounted a sustained campaign of cyber espionage and disruption" against other countries.
UK PM Theresa May has strongly criticised Russia on many fronts, including its role in encouraging cyber espionage.
24 (ANI): Errors and small clues left behind by hackers and other types of cyber attackers can reveal a lot about a cyber espionage attack in terms of attribution and providing valuable intelligence on the people behind it, says a Kaspersky Lab senior researcher who is based in Australia.
The threat to our democracy from cybercriminals and cyber espionage is greater than partisan politics the Australian people must have faith in our democratic systems, Mr Tehan said.
In a circular sent to companies this week, it warned the return of the Greenbug cyber espionage group in the Middle East, advising companies to take necessary actions to ensure protection of their systems against such cyber threats.
At present, the Indian military is using foreign-origin software, which have been frequently coming under the scanner for working for their countries' intelligence agencies and cannot be considered safe in the prevailing atmosphere of leaks and cyber espionage.
Freeman said that the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy officials interact with British officials on a regular basis to protect information related to World Cup preparations from cyber espionage.
LONDON, Dhu-AlHijjah 12, 1437, Sep 13, 2016, SPA -- Confidential medical data on athletes in last month's Rio Olympics has been hacked and published by a Russian cyber espionage group, and more such leaks may follow, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
If in fact our researchers' suspicions are correct, it could be that the Chinese were using cyber espionage to gain better visibility into legal proceedings,' said Erka Koivunen, cyber security advisor at F-Secure.
Accenture said that the acquisition brings to it a team of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals, who honed their skills fighting cyber crime and confronting cyber espionage around the globe.