The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warned law enforcement officers and public officials Wednesday of increased cyber attack threats.
The Obama administration at the “last minute” on Tuesday declined to allow leading officials to testify before a classified House committee investigating a massive hack attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that led to the disclosure of millions of personal records, according to a leading lawmaker.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran.
China’s government continued economic cyber espionage attacks against businesses despite a pledge to halt the practice last month, a cyber security firm revealed on Monday.
The Pentagon and U.S. Cyber Command have blocked the use of telecommunications equipment produced by the global Chinese company Huawei Technologies over cyber spying fears, according to congressional testimony last week.
Hackers from China, South Korea, and Germany tried to infiltrate Hillary Clinton’s personal email server after she left her post as secretary of state in 2013, a congressional document indicates.
A nonprofit news organization filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission this week in an attempt to obtain an internal report detailing how Chinese hackers gained access to its computer systems.
Recent reports the Obama administration sought to conclude an unprecedented cyber arms control agreement with China governing digital attacks are “erroneous” and there are no plans to negotiate limits on cyber weaponry.
One of President Obama’s top cyber security advisers has left the White House after two years, a move that the administration has barely acknowledged.
Emails released by the State Department Wednesday show that Russia-linked hackers tried to gain access to Hillary Clinton’s personal email no less than five times during her time as secretary of state.