Here’s our latest roundup of cyber security news and content surrounding Asia.
- Apple’s App Store infected with XcodeGhost malware in China. This is the first major attack on the iOS store.
- Hacked Uber accounts charge users for trips in China. Compromised Uber accounts have been sold on and are being used in China for free rides.
Singapore & South East Asia
- A consortium has won a multimillion-dollar bulk tender to tighten Singapore’s defence against attacks that aim to disable government websites.
- Identity theft and ATM-related fraud are the top security concerns for Asian consumers, including those in Singapore, according to new findings by MasterCard.
- Accel Systems and Technologies – cyber security startup – is among 50 fastest growing company in Singapore
- Singtel aiming to be global player in cyber security after its acquisition of US-based Trustwave
- Deloitte opens cyber security centre in Malaysia
- The Cyber Security Show 2015, Terrapin was held from 22 Sep 2015 to 23 Sep 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center
- In an effort to safeguard customers around the world, a group of security experts from IBM Security X-Force has recently uncovered what they call Shifu – the Japanese term for “thief” – a new banking virus targeting the clients of Japanese banks as well as platforms.
- Japan’s NEC Corporation has signed an agreement with an Indonesian government agency to collaborate on developing cyber security capabilities in the southeast Asian nation.
- Japan Pension Service Hack on May 2015 Forces New Strategy on cyber security
- US, Chinese officials meet on cyber security issues at the White House. Cyber security has been a divisive issue between Washington and Beijing, with the United States accusing Chinese hackers of attacks on U.S. computers, a charge China denies.
- Cyber security company CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based start-up, has raised $110m as it tries to expand into new markets, with strategic investments from China’s Baidu, Google Capital, Microsoft, and chipmaker Qualcomm.
- India and Australia on 2 Sep 15 discussed intelligence sharing, combating international terrorism, cyber security and better working relations for border and maritime security.
- India and the US on Tuesday (Sep 22) signed a joint declaration on combating terrorism, part of the US-India Security and Commercial Dialogue in Washington DC. Cybersecurity and terror financing were also discussed figured in the security talks.
- Analysts explore cyber security trends during the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, September 1-2, in Mumbai. One which, Internet of Things (IoT) was the main topic of discussion.
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.