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 •  December 18, 2017

Two years after the People’s Liberation Army created a new Strategic Support Force, a combined cyber and space warfare and military spy service, details about the force’s structure and mission remain wrapped in mystery. As with most of China’s advanced arms programs and warfighting capabilities, the Strategic Support Force (SSF) remains a closely...

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 •  November 15, 2017

It’s no secret that North Korea is using hacker-based cyber operations to steal sensitive political and military intelligence and to attack ideological foes. But an analysis posted on 38 North notes Pyongyang’s increasing interest in using such “weapons of mass disruption” to generate revenue. The respected specialist website on North Korea also...

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 •  October 2, 2017

Chinese mastery in cyber-warfare was without a doubt on General Joseph Dunford’s mind when as chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff he named China as the greatest future threat to US security at a congressional hearing last week. Serious cases of hacking in recent years have demonstrated China’s growing cyber-warfare capability. In the past few...

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 •  October 2, 2017

Long accused of complacency over the economic toll of cyber breaches, Southeast Asian governments are starting to make all the right noises on enhanced safeguards – but there are still few signs that the vulnerable business sector is getting the message. Telecommunications ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) agreed on...

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 •  August 11, 2017

Executives at American International Group said that the insurer saw an 87% jump in enquiries for cyber insurance policies in May, compared to April for Greater China, Reuters reports. The spike in interest was a direct result of the WannaCry attack, and was substantially more pronounced in China than the global increase of 38%. “The big increase...