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North Korean cyber attacks against U.S. and South Korea ‘a test run’

SAN FRANCISCO — Cyber attacks on US and South Korean military websites in March may have been a test by North Korea or sympathizers, according to a report released Tuesday by computer security firm McAfee. “The combination of technical sophistication juxtaposed with relatively limited execution and myopic outcome is analogous…

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…