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Nextgov: OPM Hack Affected Victims’ Family Members

The Office of Personnel Management has said the effects of the 2015 data breach extends to the family members and contacts of 21.5 million individuals whose records were compromised, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes OPM updated its FAQ that said hackers gained access to security clearance background investigation forms which includes information on family …

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Report: White House to Request $95M Cyber Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $95 million in new funding to bolster cyber threat defense of computer systems across the government, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Angela Greiling Keane writes the Obama administration aims to prevent another massive breach following the Office of Personnel Management hack last year that compromised approximately …

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US, China Reach Cyber Cooperation Agreement

The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to not conduct economic cyber espionage during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. last week, USA Today reported Friday. David Jackson writes that Xi has denied reports of his government’s involvement in recent cyber attacks, such as the hacks on Office of Personnel …

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