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NATO braces for cyber war

A new era has dawned for NATO, euronews correspondent Andrei Beketov reports from the Cyber Security symposium in Mons, Belgium.

A new era has dawned for NATO, euronews correspondent Andrei Beketov reports from the Cyber Security symposium in Mons, Belgium.

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French submarine builder DCNS scuppered by leaks

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

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US: alleged insider trading ring relied on hackers from Ukraine

Investigators in the US say they have breached a new front in the war on cybercrime. They have broken up an alleged international insider trading

Investigators in the US say they have breached a new front in the war on cybercrime. They have broken up an alleged international insider trading

Europe

Tips on countering the internet scammers

“There are still countless scams on the internet. How can we recognise them and protect ourselves from cyber attacks?” asks Eloise in Paris. The

“There are still countless scams on the internet. How can we recognise them and protect ourselves from cyber attacks?” asks Eloise in Paris. The

Europe

Cyberterrorism: is there a European response?

“Since the recent attack on the TV5Monde television channel we have heard a lot about cyberterrorism. Are the risks serious, and is there a European

“Since the recent attack on the TV5Monde television channel we have heard a lot about cyberterrorism. Are the risks serious, and is there a European

Europe

NATO launches 'cyber attack' exercises

NATO has launched a series of exercises to prepare and deal with potential cyber attacks. The hub for the exercises is based in Tallinn, Estonia

NATO has launched a series of exercises to prepare and deal with potential cyber attacks. The hub for the exercises is based in Tallinn, Estonia

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Obama and Xi end 'positive' summit

President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping ended their two-day summit with one Chinese leader saying the leaders had, “blazed a new

President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping ended their two-day summit with one Chinese leader saying the leaders had, “blazed a new

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US Defence Secretary fires warning to China over cybercrime

The US and China spat over American missiles in the Pacific is nothing new. But this time, they’ve entered a new war of words – over cybercrime

The US and China spat over American missiles in the Pacific is nothing new. But this time, they’ve entered a new war of words – over cybercrime

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US and Japan hold joint conference on cyber security

The US and Japan are holding their first ever bilateral talks on cyber security in an effort to prevent malicious and intentional attacks

The US and Japan are holding their first ever bilateral talks on cyber security in an effort to prevent malicious and intentional attacks

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Twitter steps up security

As a result of the recent Twitter hacking cases of several high profile celebrities and organisations, the company has decided to strengthen its

As a result of the recent Twitter hacking cases of several high profile celebrities and organisations, the company has decided to strengthen its

Europe

Large-scale exercise prepares EU for cyber attacks

For the first time, banks and internet companies were part of an exercise preparing EU institutions in case of a cyber attack. Four hundred

For the first time, banks and internet companies were part of an exercise preparing EU institutions in case of a cyber attack. Four hundred

Europe

Cyber crime and the threat of virtual terrorism

Crime in the cyber world is booming. It is said to be even more lucrative than the global drugs trade.   While authorities struggle to tackle that

Crime in the cyber world is booming. It is said to be even more lucrative than the global drugs trade.   While authorities struggle to tackle that

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US web firms protest anti-piracy bill

US Internet firms protested on Wednesday against an anti-piracy bill they say will encourage web censorship. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia

US Internet firms protested on Wednesday against an anti-piracy bill they say will encourage web censorship. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia

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Wikipedia goes on strike in piracy law protest

The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia’s English-language service is going offline for 24-hours on Wednesday to protest against planned anti-piracy

The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia’s English-language service is going offline for 24-hours on Wednesday to protest against planned anti-piracy

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New Facebook worm threatens user security

More than 45,000 Facebook accounts – mostly in the UK and France – have been compromised. A computer worm – dubbed Ramnit – has stolen login

More than 45,000 Facebook accounts – mostly in the UK and France – have been compromised. A computer worm – dubbed Ramnit – has stolen login

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Hacked security firm warns of more cyber attacks

Reports say that credit card hackers are threatening to publish private emails described as damaging, after an attack on a US-based intelligence

Reports say that credit card hackers are threatening to publish private emails described as damaging, after an attack on a US-based intelligence

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Russian Election: Hackers attack websites

Two Liberal Russian media outlets and an election watchdog have been victim to huge cyber attacks. Sites belonging to the Ekho Moskvy radio

Two Liberal Russian media outlets and an election watchdog have been victim to huge cyber attacks. Sites belonging to the Ekho Moskvy radio

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Russia poll tests approval of Putin

Russians are voting in a poll that is being seen as a measure of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity, ahead of a planned return to the

Russians are voting in a poll that is being seen as a measure of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity, ahead of a planned return to the

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Cyber attack fail as hacker gets his Dax wrong

A website for a second division French rugby team is up and running again after an attack by a hacker who thought he was targeting the Frankfurt

A website for a second division French rugby team is up and running again after an attack by a hacker who thought he was targeting the Frankfurt

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Learn to be safe in cyberspace

The internet has made our lives easier, whether it is shopping online for groceries, making a payment or booking a holiday. However, surf carelessly

The internet has made our lives easier, whether it is shopping online for groceries, making a payment or booking a holiday. However, surf carelessly

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UK conference seeks safe and secure cyberspace

The management of cyberspace is on the agenda at an international conference in London today. Ministers, industry leaders and internet activists

The management of cyberspace is on the agenda at an international conference in London today. Ministers, industry leaders and internet activists

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WikiLeaks stops works as financial blockade bites

The founder of WikiLeaks has warned that it may soon have to stop publishing secrets because of a cash crisis. Julian Assange says the outfit is

The founder of WikiLeaks has warned that it may soon have to stop publishing secrets because of a cash crisis. Julian Assange says the outfit is

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Bavaria at heart of corrupted spying software

Bavarian state officials in Germany have confirmed they authorised the use of controversial spying software which has created an uproar across the

Bavarian state officials in Germany have confirmed they authorised the use of controversial spying software which has created an uproar across the

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China silent on cyber attack accusations

There has been no official comment from China to accusations that it has been behind an extended campaign of cyber attacks targeting dozens of global

There has been no official comment from China to accusations that it has been behind an extended campaign of cyber attacks targeting dozens of global

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"Anonymous" hackers arrested for cyber attacks

US authorities have arrested 16 people for cyber crimes including an online attack on eBay’s PayPal website. It was allegedly carried out by the

US authorities have arrested 16 people for cyber crimes including an online attack on eBay’s PayPal website. It was allegedly carried out by the

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US announce new strategy to protect computers

The United States defence department has struck back in the fight against attacks from cyberspace. The pentagon has rolled out a strategy to protect

The United States defence department has struck back in the fight against attacks from cyberspace. The pentagon has rolled out a strategy to protect

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Europol's Rob Wainwright - how safe are we?

In the aftermath of Osama Bin Laden’s death and in the perspective of the on-going crises in Northern Africa, Ali Sheikholeslami of Euronews talked

In the aftermath of Osama Bin Laden’s death and in the perspective of the on-going crises in Northern Africa, Ali Sheikholeslami of Euronews talked

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Laughing hackers LulzSec cease activities

LulzSec, the hacker group that has penetrated a number of high-profile websites over the last two months, has suddenly ceased its activities. The

LulzSec, the hacker group that has penetrated a number of high-profile websites over the last two months, has suddenly ceased its activities. The

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'Hactivists': faceless threat or caped crusaders?

No organisation is too big to hack. Sony, Visa, Google, the IMF, the governments of Turkey and Spain and the CIA have all had their security breached

No organisation is too big to hack. Sony, Visa, Google, the IMF, the governments of Turkey and Spain and the CIA have all had their security breached