The New York Times headline over the weekend was reassuring: “U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China’s Hacking.” But check out the fine print.
A previously unreported breach of United Airlines computer systems has been linked to the Chinese-origin hackers behind the massive cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management that compromised the personal data of 22.1 million Americans.
The Pentagon took the unclassified email network used by chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey as well as hundreds of military and civilian personnel offline over the weekend, citing suspicious activity.
The United States will continue to suffer increasingly damaging cyber attacks against both government and private sector networks as long as there is no significant response, according to a recent U.S. intelligence community assessment.
The commander of U.S. Cyber Command said last week that the Office of Personnel Management hack of millions of records of federal workers shows a new trend toward using Big Data analytics for both nation-state and criminal cyber attacks.
The Obama administration is responding to the cyber attack on Office of Personnel Management (OPM) networks that compromised personal data of 22.1 million Americans by embarking on a weeks-long process to select a contractor who will notify affected individuals that their information has been stolen.
Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 DHS senior staffers accessed their personal email accounts from work computers, despite the department prohibiting the practice more than a year ago, Bloomberg reported Monday.
Chinese-government linked hackers are using American computer services companies in conducting cyber attacks against private company networks, according to cyber security analysts.
Sen. John Boozman (R., Ark.) said personal information on the Navy’s most elite special operations team could be in the hands of America’s adversaries following the cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).