The UK government has published guidlines for the use of computer hacking by the intelligence and security services.
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Everyone seems slightly shocked that the US president has come out in favor of net neutrality (he supported it before he won the White House), US Postal Service employee database was hacked (let's not go postal, folks), and the FBI took down 400 dark web sites. Plus more tasty govern-minty news from around the world. Read on.
Senate passes broad bill which criminalises child pornography, cyberstalking, identity theft, and hacking government computers.
The FBI's director believes that Chinese hackers are not all that subtle, but are still prolific enough to break into networks and walk out with the goods — costing US businesses billions every year.
White House revamps tech management, Hillary's not a cloud expert, and more bank hacks [Government IT Week]
It's time once again to go around the world and see what's happening in government IT. Here's a Labor Day shoutout to all our American readers.
New research suggests that 'government-grade' malware designed to operate undetected on computer systems is in the hands of cybercriminals who are integrating it into rootkits and ransomware.
The Australian government has defied a Senate motion calling for the release of the source code to the AEC's election vote counting software on fears the software could be manipulated or hacked.
Hackers have reportedly broken into US government systems that store personal data on federal employees.
After the US arrested a man believed to be a prolific trafficker of stolen credit card data, the father, a Russian lawmaker, says he will be accused of everything up to "killing Kennedy."
News broke Saturday alleging the US government would take steps to block Chinese attendees from America's biggest hacking conferences. Black Hat says, "not us."
The Chinese government is urging its domestic banks to replace high-end IBM servers with locally-manufactured servers in the wake of the US-Chinese hacking scandal, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The Korean government has developed a security chip to protect smartphones from hacking reports ZDNet Korea's Park Soo-hyung.
A skirmish erupted last week when hacking group NullCrew successfully broke into tactical communications company Klas Telecom. The global government contractor had an interesting response to its attackers.
The bitcoin wallet denied it suffered a hack or data breach, despite the leak of customer email addresses, and said the claims it is under a gag order are "just not true."
The proposed portal will help India get information on crime such as hacking and misuse of social media platforms, especially when servers are based in the U.S.
In the first half of 2013 governments world-wide made 37,196 requests from Microsoft for user content or transactional data about users. In 817 of these, Microsoft turned over actual user content.
Although organised online crime has largely been considered to be state sponsored, Symantec now claims that it has uncovered a highly organised 50- to 100-strong hacking group in China that can be hired out to conduct attacks globally.
The Intellectual Property Crime Unit at the City of London Police is the result of police forces becoming more involved in the theft of intellectual property.
Former NSA contractor reportedly provided documents pointing to the U.S. government hacking of major Chinese telcos, Internet submarine cable giant Pacnet, and Chinese research institute Tsinghua University.
Another report, another 'cyber' initiative. But we've been putting these projects, proposals, and plans out for years with very little difference in results or agenda. Which makes me wonder: Do we even understand what the 'cybers' are?
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