Cyberwar

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MPs criticise cyber agency for not aiding China rights group after it was hacked
Ipac’s website went offline following comments about lawyer Christine Lee reportedly seeking to influence MPs

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ukraine hit by ‘massive’ cyber-attack on government websites
Suspected Russian hackers leave message warning: ‘Ukrainians … be afraid and expect worse’

Luke Harding in Kyiv

14, Jan, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Cyber review warns UK and west in ‘clash of values’ with Russia and China
Ministers and spy chiefs warn Britain must improve capabilities and wider digital skills to meet ‘evolving’ challenges

Dan Sabbagh

14, Dec, 2021 @10:21 PM

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Cyberwarfare report: Australia’s democracy faces existential threat from ‘mass influence’ of foreign powers and social media
Department of defence commissioned research as it prepares its counter-influence strategy

Tory Shepherd

10, Dec, 2021 @7:08 AM

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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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