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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US politicians wrongfully singled out Huawei by finding it's controlled by China's Communist Party 'and thus is supposedly their tool for carrying out cyber attacks and cyber espionage,' Huawei said.
It was not immediately clear if the arrests were linked to the case in which Iran said in June it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the CIA, and that several U.S.
The delicate nature and function of critical infrastructure means a successful cyberattack could result in damage to operational technology equipment, disrupt operations, destruction of hardware or cyber espionage. Siemens has released patches to address this vulnerability.
This type of targeted cyber espionage is usually the work of nation state threat actors," the report said. 
California [USA], Jun 14 (ANI): A Chinese cyber espionage group is believed to be targeting key countries for China's Belt and Road Initiative, reveals a report by FireEye, an American cybersecurity company.
Though many of the allegations focus on the tension between China and the United States on cyber espionage, these actions are unlikely to cause armed conflict since almost all capable actors conduct cyber espionage.
Summary: Intelligence-led security firmFireEye, has released information about a new cyber espionage operation primarily targeting Middle Eastern organisations in the energy sector.
has discovered a cyber espionage campaign from a group called Leafminer, which has been targeting government organizations and business verticals across the Middle East since at least early 2017.
The cyber espionage group's targets includes the "energy, telecommunications, financial services, transportation and government" sectors.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 25, 2018-Symantec helps uncover cyber espionage activity
The resolution, passed by 476 votes to 151, noted that Russia, China and North Korea, but also non-state actors, have carried out malicious cyber attacks on critical infrastructure in the EU, engaged in cyber espionage and mass surveillance of EU citizens, run disinformation campaigns,.