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Report claims national security was put at risk by the OPM data breach

A Congressional investigation into the devastating hack of the US government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has detailed shortcomings in the organisation’s security and made recommendations for other federal departments to prevent the same from happening to them.The hefty 227-page report doesn’t pull its punches about the seriousnes
Publish At:2016-09-09 02:40 | Read:3554 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government IT Security and Data Protection

At first cyber meeting, China claims OPM hack is “criminal case” [Updated]

Update 12/3/15 2:15 ET: China has apparently made arrests in the case. The Washington Post reports that a group of hackers arrested by the Chinese government in September were in fact the people behind the OPM breach. The hackers were targeted based on intelligence provided by the US, and China had previously reported that Americans believed these hackers, w
Publish At:2015-12-03 20:25 | Read:3180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment cyber attacks office of perso

China arrested hackers suspected of OPM hack

The Chinese Government says it has arrested the hackers responsible for breaching the Office of Personnel Management database (OPM). The Chinese government has arrested hackers accused of breaking into the Office of Personnel Management databases, According to The Washington Post, the Chinese government has arrested the hackin
Publish At:2015-12-03 06:15 | Read:3171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare China cyber espionag

CISA Passed by Senate Despite Ongoing Privacy Concerns

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) 74-21 despite widely held privacy concerns regarding its provisions.The legislation is intended to provide private businesses with legal immunity in the event of a hack or breach as long as they cooperate with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Thi
Publish At:2015-10-28 20:30 | Read:4354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News breach CISA DHS hack OPM Senate

CIA officers pulled from China because of OPM breach

Feds Under Attack: OPM Breach US counter-intel czar to hack victims: “raise shields” against spearphishing China and Russia cross-referencing OPM data, other hacks to out US spies Obama administration decides not to blame China publicly for OPM hack Government IT official ran law enforcement data systems for years with faked degrees
Publish At:2015-09-30 17:15 | Read:4313 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment china cyberwar hacking opm

Hackers Have Stolen Almost Six Million US Government Fingerprints

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has revealed in a statement that when hackers breached its systems earlier this year they made away with approximately 5.6 million fingerprints – a significant increase from the 1.1 million previously reported.As is now well known, in addition to fingerprint data being stolen the Social Security numbers, address
Publish At:2015-09-24 21:40 | Read:4307 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection biometric

OPM stolen data includes 5.6 Million Fingerprints

According to the a statement by OPM Press Secretary Sam Schumach on Background Investigations Incident OPM breach included 5.6 Million Fingerprints. The press secretary of the Office of Personnel Management, Sam Schumach, announced that the data breach suffered by the OPM exposed approximately 5.6 million sets of fingerprints
Publish At:2015-09-24 05:55 | Read:4783 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Digital ID Hacking I

5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen In OPM Hack

It turns out roughly 5.6 million federal employees may have had their fingerprints stolen as part of this year’s mammoth Office of Personnel Management breach – a figure five times what the agency initially announced in June.OPM press secretary Sam Schumach broke the bad news Wednesday morning, but insisted that the previously announced number of those
Publish At:2015-09-24 05:15 | Read:4111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Government Hacks Fingerprints government Offic

OPM breach included five times more stolen fingerprints

The Office of Personnel Management's press secretary, Sam Schumach, announced this morning that the breach of OPM background investigation data included approximately 5.6 million sets of fingerprints from federal employees, contractors, and other subjects of federal background checks. The new number, tied to the discovery of additional archived data that was
Publish At:2015-09-24 02:00 | Read:4525 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment breach cyber-espionage Federa

Federal CISOs Propose New Efforts to Shore Up Cybersecurity

Nearly six months removed from the OPM hack and with many government departments still reeling when it comes to security, several federal chief information security officers volunteered a handful of new ideas at last week’s Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C to combat future hacks and improve overall security in the private sector.One f
Publish At:2015-09-22 18:05 | Read:3395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Compliance Data Breaches Government Hacks Billington Cyberse

Half of Security Pros Expect Cybersecurity to Be a Key Issue in 2016 Presidential Race

Content loading…More than half (55 percent) of information security professionals anticipate cybersecurity will factor as a key issue in the 2016 U.S. Presidential race.Last month, as part of Black Hat USA 2015, Tripwire conducted a survey of 210 information security professionals. Of those respondents, more than a third (39 percent) revealed their ex
Publish At:2015-09-16 20:05 | Read:3703 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles Tripwire News cybersecurity

A Security Wake Up Call for Chief Information Officers

The nation is in the midst of a torrent of major data breaches. The most recent breaches include the Ashley Madison breach, the Office of Personnel Management breach, and the theft of millions of dollars from small- to mid-size businesses. In addition to the financial impacts, the breaches include the release of personal-data including social security number
Publish At:2015-09-07 07:25 | Read:4518 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Risk-Based Security for Executives Ashley

This Week in Security: Malware Hits iPhones, Lizard Squad Attacks NCA Website, Malvertising Campaign Targets Match.com

Our security roundup series covers the week’s trending topics in the world of InfoSec. In this quick read compilation, we’ll let you know of the latest news and controversies that the industry has been talking about recently.Here’s what you don’t want to miss from the week of August 31st, 2015:On the one-year anniversary of ‘The Fappening,’ an in
Publish At:2015-09-05 02:35 | Read:4187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles This Week in Security Belkin Brian Krebs D

Victims of June OPM Hack Still Haven’t Been Notified

Millions of government workers whose information was implicated in this year’s expansive Office of Personnel Management hack still haven’t been notified, the agency revealed this week.The agency announced Tuesday that it would contact 21.5 million federal employees and contractors “later this month” to inform them their information ma
Publish At:2015-09-02 23:00 | Read:3226 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Hacks Privacy Office of Personnel Management O

After the OPM Hack, the United States will strike back China

The US will strike back China in response to the recent wave of cyber attacks against Government offices, including the Office of Personnel Management. Recently, the New York Times published an article saying that the president of the United States, Barack Obama took the decision to retaliate against China, after the famous ha
Publish At:2015-08-03 06:00 | Read:4014 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence China cyber

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