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Eleven reasons to be sceptical of warnings of cyber warfare

A new “Cyber Security Centre”? Do we really need it? Crikey’s Canberra correspondent details why you shouldn’t believe the hype on the risks of cyber warfare and cybercrime.

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AAP choked by China cyber attack

Yesterday Australia’s only national newswire, Australian Associated Press, was brought almost to a standstill by a cyber attack stemming from China, writes Isabelle Oderberg.

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Conroy fighting internet battle on wrong front

Stephen Conroy slams Google for its hypocritical stance on the government’s proposed internet filter. But the Minister has a little China problem of his own.

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Business Spectator | ONLINE|

AAP hit by Chinese cyber attack

Newswire the Australian Associated Press was hit by a denial of service attack from China yesterday, Business Spectator reveals.

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The Times (UK) | EUROPE|

The secret global cyber-war between China and the West

Insiders reveal that NATO, the EU and the US are stepping up their online security, in the face of an ever-increasing number of cyber attacks from China — 1.6 billion a month on US government agencies alone.

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How I brought down the Parliament House website

Last week’s Operation Titstorm attacks by online activist group “Anonymous” brought down the Parliament House website for three days. One cyber hacker tells Crikey just how easy it was to do.

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China isn’t our biggest hacker threat

When Google announced last week that it was targeted by a cyber attack originating from China it certainly got media attention. But transnational cyber attacks are widespread, and China isn’t necessarily Australia’s biggest problem.

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Wall Street Journal | COMPANIES|

Has Citibank been hacked?

Russian hackers have stolen tens of millions of dollars from Citibank, according to US government sources, but the bank is in heavy denial mode.

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Under the Jacaranda Tree | AUSTRALIA|

Chinese cyber terrorism: what it means for Australia

The hacking of the Melbourne International Film Festival website is a form of cyber terrorism and should be of concern to the Chinese government and Australia-China relations, says Catherine A Yeung.

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The New Republic | ASIA-PACIFIC|

Could the real North Korea threat be cyber?

Cyber attacks launched by “zombie” computers in northeast Asia have been disrupting networks in the US and South Korea. But how could low-tech North Korea be responsible? Barron YoungSmith takes a look.

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The Times (UK) | ASIA-PACIFIC|

North Korea launches a cyber attack

North Korea is suspected of being behind a cyber attack that left websites of South Korean and US government agencies, banks and businesses paralysed for hours on Tuesday.

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