Here’s our latest roundup of cyber security news and content surrounding Asia.
- Over $7,000 lost in malware attack at fake Singapore banking portal
- Singapore prison officer fined $10,000 for unauthorised searches for information about ex-mate
- More than 30 Malaysians fall prey to cyber crime daily
- Hackers target Thai online banking
- Hackers step up attacks on South East Asia
- Thai activists crash government websites in censorship protest
Cyber Security (South East Asia):
- Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) raising public schools’ web defences
- Singapore to spend 10% of IT budget on cyber security
- Singtel to help government strengthen cyber security in Singapore
- Malaysia and Oman have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to strengthen cyber security cooperation between the two nations
- Malaysia arrests hacker for supplying US targets to Islamic State
- Thai Army cyberwarfare unit to counter hackers under preparation
- The prime minister has told the ICT Ministry to step up security of government websites and data following the announcement of an international hackers’ group targeting Thailand
- Minister of Public Security Gen. Tran Dai Quang and his Chinese counterpart Guo Shengkun held talks in Beijing on October 24 within the framework of the ASEAN-China ministerial dialogue on law enforcement and security cooperation
- Vietnam ranks 76th in Global Cybersecurity Index Report
Cyber Security (East Asia):
- Japan, South Korea grow more ‘cyber mature’ as they build online defenses.
- Japan’s industry ministry will seek the authority to disclose information on vulnerable software even without the developers’ consent, a response to heightening security concerns in the wake of high-profile attacks.
- Extending the reach of its security intelligence sharing network, HP HPQ, has formed an alliance with Hitachi designed to capture and share Japan-specific threat information.
- Chinese hacking on US companies persists, according to cybersecurity firm
- Xi Jinping state visit: UK and China sign cybersecurity pact
Cyber Security (South Asia)
- Australian Attorney-General George Brandis was in India to hold talks on greater security and legal co-operation between the two countries
- Aimed at preparing the Indian banking system to effectively address cybersecurity and other challenges, the Reserve Bank of India is looking at forming an information technology subsidiary and hire experts to work on banking technologies
About Ashlee Ang
Ashlee is a content writer at Cyber Secure Asia where she writes about introductory topics on cyber security and cyber-related happenings in Singapore & South East Asia.