Cyberwar

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UK government’s risk planning is weak and secretive, says Lords report
Chair of committee points out unpreparedness for Covid shows better anticipation of future threats is needed

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

03, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Britain and Israel to sign trade and defence deal
Pact covers Iran as well as cybersecurity, despite controversy over use of Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in UK

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security correspondent

28, Nov, 2021 @11:56 PM

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At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts
LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Oct, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers
More than 50,000 alerts sent so far this year, including of an Iranian group that targeted a UK university

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Experts say China’s low-level cyberwar is becoming severe threat
Activity more overt and reckless despite US, British and other political efforts to bring it to a halt

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Sep, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Russian minister complains to US about role of ‘digital giants’ in election
Sergei Ryabkov’s claim of interference in Duma vote believed to be reference to anti-Putin apps on Apple and Google

Staff and agencies in Moscow

10, Sep, 2021 @9:05 PM

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The Guardian view on Pegasus spyware: the export of self-censorship | Editorial
Editorial: Global rules are needed to govern the proliferation of these weapons of mass repression

Editorial

22, Jul, 2021 @6:03 PM

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Australia joins allies in accusing China of ‘malicious cyber activities’
The Australian government says China’s ministry of state security exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange software

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

20, Jul, 2021 @6:23 AM

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UK and allies accuse Chinese state-backed group of Microsoft hack
British foreign secretary says Beijing will be held to account if it does not stop ‘systematic cyber sabotage’

Dan Sabbagh, Jennifer Rankin and Peter Walker

19, Jul, 2021 @2:21 PM

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What is the Hafnium Microsoft hack and why has the UK linked it to China?
Britain has joined the US and other allies in formally accusing China of being behind the cyber-attack

Alex Hern

19, Jul, 2021 @1:13 PM

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‘Cyber-attack’ hits Iran’s transport ministry and railways
Message boards in train stations show cancellations though rail operator denies disruptions

Staff and agencies

11, Jul, 2021 @12:51 AM

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PM does not have to investigate Russian interference, judge says
High court rejects attempt to compel Boris Johnson to investigate Kremlin interference in UK elections

Luke Harding

22, Jun, 2021 @5:07 PM

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