End 'hair-trigger' alert for US, Russian nukes: Study

 Former US and Russian commanders Thursday called for scrapping "hair-trigger" alerts on nuclear weapons that carry grave risks of a potential atomic disaster -- especially in an age of cyber attacks.

Army of forensic experts needed to thwart cyber attacks: Gujarat CM Anandi Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel today expressed the need to have an "army" of forensic experts to tackle the challenge of cyber attacks in future.

Experts warn of critical shortage of cybercrime experts

Experts warned at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of a critical shortage of global specialists trained to confront increasingly malicious cyber security threats.

Pentagon's new cyber strategy cites US ability to retaliate

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to unveil an updated cyber strategy on Thursday that will stress the military`s ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, a capability he hopes will help deter attacks.

US `aggressively` raising cybersecurity with China: Official

 Washington is "aggressively" warning Beijing over the repercussions of its demand that US tech firms should hand over their encryption keys if they want to do business in China, a top US official said Tuesday.

Beijing behind Internet security violation: Group
Beijing behind Internet security violation: Group

China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said today, calling on firms worldwide to step up their defences.

Over 36,000 websites subjected to cyber attacks in China
Over 36,000 websites subjected to cyber attacks in China

Over 36,000 websites and 40,000 webpages were subjected to cyber attacks in China last year, according to a new report.

US spymaster warns over low-level cyber attacks

A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday.

Mobile phone users' data at risk of attacks: McAfee
Mobile phone users' data at risk of attacks: McAfee

Cellphones with mobile apps could be potential target of cyber attacks globally and subscribers' data including usernames and passwords are at risk, security software maker McAfee said Tuesday.

Cyber attacks on Israel traced to Gaza: Researchers

A series of cyber attacks against Israel since mid-2013 appears to be coming from "Arab parties located in the Gaza Strip" and elsewhere, US security researchers say.

India is best partner to combat shared cyber threats: US
India is best partner to combat shared cyber threats: US

The US wants India to be its "best partner" to combat "shared" cyber crime threats in specific sectors of finance, infrastructure and energy, a top American official said here Tuesday.

Japan, wary of N Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said.

China opposes cyber attacks
China opposes cyber attacks

 China is opposed to countries or individuals that launch cyber attacks on a third country from foreign soil, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday.

China tells US opposes all forms of cyber attacks, "terrorism"

China opposes all forms of cyber attacks and cyber "terrorism", the country`s foreign minister told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday.

Experts say no security can ensure cybercrime prevention

 Security experts say there are no possible solutions to ensure full-proof security and prevent future cyber attacks.

Singaporean jailed for hacking Prime Minister`s website

A court on Monday jailed a 28-year-old Singaporean for two months for defacing the prime minister`s website during a rash of cyber attacks in the city-state last year. 

Spate of cyber-attacks hit US government systems

The US has suffered a spate of cyber-attacks, reportedly from overseas, successfully infiltrating key government systems including the White House and National Weather Service and prompting authorities to shut down the unclassified e-mail system at the State Department.

Most cyber attacks on India show Chinese IP address: NTRO

Cyber attacks have grown nearly five times in the last three years and most of them have been found to be originating from the IP addresses located in China.

US weather agency reports cyber attacks on four websites

 The US agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks.

US mulls new tactics to stem wave of cyberattacks

As hacking attacks reach epidemic proportions, the US cybersecurity community is looking at new ways to step up defense, including counterattacking the hackers themselves.