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Korea Herald: North Korean Cyberattack Could ‘Paralyze’ US Pacom’s Control Center

A study by South Korea’s defense technology agency says North Korean hackers have the capacity to disable the U.S. Pacific Command‘s control center, the Korea Herald reported Tuesday. Yoon Min-sik writes the Defense Department ran a simulation that showed a full-blown cyberattack from North Korea could “paralyze” Pacom’s computer network and cause …

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Army, HackerOne to Launch Bug Bounty Challenge

The U.S. Army has partnered with HackerOne to create a bug bounty challenge that will engage eligible hackers in efforts to uncover security vulnerabilities in the military branch’s systems. HackerOne said Saturday Hack the Army is the first of a series of challenges that the Defense Department plans to launch following the Hack the Pentagon bug …

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FedScoop: GSA 18F Team Starts to Build Bug Bounty Program for Federal Agencies

The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services team has started to develop a bug bounty program that will provide cash incentives for hackers that discover cybersecurity flaws in federal agencies’ systems, Fedscoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes 18F worked on the platform to host “bounties as a service” that will offer $3,500 in prizes to hackers …

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Nextgov: DARPA Program Aims to Characterize Cyber Criminals, Forecast Attacks

A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program aims to characterize cyber criminals and their strategies and forecast where future attacks could take place, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the Enhanced Attribution Program looks to provide visibility into all aspects of a cyber operator’s activities using “vantage points” such as laptops, smartphones …

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Feds Disclose Attempted Federal Workforce Data Breach

Hackers based in China broke into the Office of Personnel Management‘s computer networks in March and the government believes they wanted to access data on security clearances, the New York Times reported Wednesday. A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed the infiltration and said that authorities found no loss of “personally identifiable information,” …

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FBI Urges Health Sector to be Vigilant Of Cyber Threats

The FBI has issued a notice to alert healthcare providers about the potential vulnerability of their information technology systems to hackers, Reuters reported Wednesday. Jim Finkle writes that the FBI told the sector’s computer systems are at greater risk of cyber intrusions than the retail and financial services industries. The …

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Oana Lungescu: NATO Websites Hit By Denial-of-Service Attacks

NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu has tweeted that hackers have disrupted several NATO websites over the weekend with distributed-denial-of-service attacks, Reuters reported Sunday. Adrian Croft and Peter Apps write the hacking incident affected the webpage of an affiliated cybersecurity hub in Estonia as well as the alliance’s unclassified email network. The …

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