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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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Michael Flossman, the group's lead security researcher, told Reuters that EFF and Lookout took advantage of the Lebanon cyber spying group's failure to secure their own command and control servers, creating an opening to connect them back to the GDGS.
The PM said Russia was trying to "sow discord in the West" through cyber spying and hacking.
NEW YORK -- Symantec Corp, a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues.
A cyber spying group with links to Iran is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United States, security researchers said.
Those threats include cyber spying and the potential for cyber warfare, Russian interventions in Syria and Ukraine, Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, North Korea's testing of nuclear weapons and Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
The US government has long raised concerns about cyber spying and theft emanating from China and has urged Beijing to do more to curb the problem.
had also reportedly blamed it for cyber spying in the past.
In a related development, security firm Symantec said Monday that a highly sophisticated cyber spying tool has been used since 2008 to steal information from governments, businesses and others.
is guilty of equally egregious violations -- widespread cyber spying on international leaders, trade negotiators, and foreign firms.
concerns over China's cyber spying on American companies will not impede progress on other fronts when top officials from Washington and Beijing meet next week, U.
Chinese media called the United States "a high-level hooligan" and officials accused Washington of applying "double standards" on issues of cyber spying.
Hagel made the comments on Friday at the National Security Agency headquarters, as he prepares to visit China next week, where officials are likely to challenge him amid reports of aggressive US cyber spying, news24 reports.