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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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White House Considering Laws Aimed At Stopping Trade Secret Theft

The White House is considering new laws and wants to work with allied governments on stopping theft of trade secrets from U.S. businesses, Reuters reports. Doug Palmer writes the White House released a report that did not cite China by name, but Attorney General Eric Holder used a hypothetical example …

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Senate Committee Promotes Cyber Self-Defense

Cyber self-defense is key to avoiding cyber threats to U.S. national security, according to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee conducted a six-month study on cybersecurity and found that basic measures such as installing software updates and running up-to-date virus programs can defeat most threats, but are often …

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FAA Computers Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Despite Upgrades

Despite improvements at various radar facilities, the Federal Aviation Administration computer systems remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a new government review. The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General said while FAA has made progress in securing some air-traffic control facilities, the majority of sites have not been upgraded. According …

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FCC Warns of ‘Cyber Snoops’

After reports about incidents with Google’s Street View cars mistakenly gathering personal data submitted over WiFi networks, hackers accessing email addresses of more than 100,000 iPad owners, and wireless and WiFi networks making consumers’ private data accessible, the Federal Communications Commission is now warning members of the public about how …

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