This March 2016, the Bangladash hack was the highlight in Asia where up to $81 million were lost. This incident shows how Asia still remains a hotspot for hackers to tap into, to leverage on financial gains. That aside, below are some other roundup and events that happened this past month.
- North Korea hacked government officials’ smartphones, South Korea says
- Malware suspected in Bangladesh bank heist: officials
- 6 Sri Lankans banned from leaving after Bangladesh bank hack
- Children a ‘weak link in household cyber security’
- Children’s clicks make 3 in 10 Singapore computing devices open to hackers: Norton survey
- Vietnam, Singapore commit to expanding defence ties
- Cyber Security Agency of Singapore holds first multi-sector cyberattack exercise
- Tech grads, professionals see growing cachet in cybersecurity jobs
- StarHub partners China Mobile unit. As part of the partnership, other areas of collaboration such as cyber security will be looked into.
- Following multi-agency regional cyber exercise, CyberSecurity Malaysia urges organisations to conduct own drills
- National cybersecurity agency honours Computerworld Malaysia for second year running, wins two awards
- Cybersecurity official warns selfies may be used for ’black magic’
- One in three Malaysian internet users lost out to cybercrime last year, notes Norton study
- China says takes ‘distinctly Chinese approach’ to national security
- China lays out ‘Internet Plus’ policy to become a tech leader. It will also “perfect cybersecurity laws and legislation”