Oct 2

Hackers target smart phones

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Smartphones have become the number one target for hackers trying to cheat New Zealanders, says a New Zealand academic who has been studying global trends. University of Auckland Computer Science lecturer Dr Giovanni Russello will this week share his research that reveals how stealing personal information, hacking into bank accounts and secretly sending…

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Mar 20

Cloud data a tempting target for hackers

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Internet-based cloud services are gathering an enormous trove of information. Everything from highly personal medical and social media material to confidential financial and corporate documents are being stored online. Already a quarter of the world’s business data is cloud based. This is proving an irresistible lure for hackers. One notable example was the…

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Jan 12

Hackers stalk largest companies in rising tide of industrial espionage

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Hackers from China rifled the computers of DuPont at least twice in 2009 and 2010, hunting the secrets that made the company one of the world’s most successful chemical makers. Investors would have learnt nothing on the subject from DuPont’s regulatory filings, or from those of other companies victimised by hackers. Documents DuPont…

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