Obama warns China on cyber spying ahead of Xi visit

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for an international framework to prevent the Internet from being "weaponised" as a tool of national aggression, while holding out the prospect of a forceful US response to China over hacking attacks.

Obama says Chinese cyber practices are not acceptable, calls for faster US response

President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States needs to be much more rapid in its response to cyber attacks. 

India worst hit by malware attacks: Report

India has emerged as the top targeted nation by data-stealing malware to hijack business transactions and steal information from small and medium sized businesses, a report says.

LatAm cyber attacks rise as Peru, Brazil hackers link up with Russians

Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to Internet security analysts.

FireEye reveals cyber attacks on India, neighbouring nations

The advanced persistent threat (APT) group behind the operation, which FireEye believes is most likely based in China, sent targeted spear phishing emails containing Microsoft Word attachments to its intended victims.

John Kerry says China and Russia `very likely` reading his emails

US Secretary of State John Kerry accused China and Russia of "very likely" reading his emails Tuesday, adding that the US has and will continue to discuss cyber attacks with China.

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business

Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS, a privately held cloud-based security firm, for $635 million, the latest move to boost its security business as cyber attacks increase in number and sophistication.

US airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings
US airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings

 The United States said on Tuesday that cyber theft sponsored by the Chinese government was a major problem and stressed the need to keep Asian sea lanes open as the world`s two biggest economies held annual talks aimed at maintaining working relations in spite of rising tensions.

Emergency response cells to counter cyber attacks

 The defence services have set up cyber emergency response teams to prevent and react to cyber attacks, government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday against the backdrop of hacking of the defence accounts website.

Next-generation tele-operated robots can be hacked
Next-generation tele-operated robots can be hacked

If you feel that your car`s remote-controlled security system is full-proof, you may be wrong as a team of engineers has shown how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in the future.

'Confidential information secured in India from cyber attacks'

The central government has taken a number of steps to protect confidential information in the defence sector from cyber attacks, Defence Minister Manhohar Parrikar told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Cyber attacks being launched from China, other nations: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Cyber attacks are being launched from China and some other nations to penetrate computer networks of government organisations in India, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

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.

Low IT security leaves ME businesses open to cyber attacks

Globally, businesses and government entities are investing heavily on IT security but Middle East businesses are spending less than 1 per cent of their overall IT budgets on it, according to a report.

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.

Sebi wants exchanges, others to have robust cyber security net

To safeguard capital markets from cyber attacks, regulator Sebi plans to put in place detailed guidelines to be followed by stock exchanges and other market infrastructure institutions to secure their IT systems.

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.