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Apparent Chinese hackers launch DDoS attacks against Change.org

In an apparent response to an internationally popular petition on Change.org, hackers launched a coordinated DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on Change.org early Monday from inside China, spokesman Benjamin Joffe-Walt said in a blog post. Change.org believes the hackers were spurred by the popular petition calling for the release…

Chinese hackers ‘targetting oil companies’: McAfee

WASHINGTON — Hackers from China have attacked computer networks of global oil companies in a targeted campaign aimed at stealing confidential information, US computer security firm McAfee said Thursday. “Starting in November 2009, coordinated covert and targeted cyberattacks have been conducted against global oil, energy, and petrochemical companies,” McAfee said…

Top Taiwan prosecutor targeted by Chinese hackers

A top Taiwanese prosecutor in charge of probing several major scandals, including a Chinese spy case, has been targeted by cyber-attacks from China, a report said Wednesday. Chinese hackers have obtained confidential information from the home computer of Huang Mo-hsin, a chief prosecutor at the Taipei district prosecutor’s office, on…

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