Investigators conducting the probe into the Chinese cyberattack against Office of Personnel Management computer networks say the damage is far worse than Obama administration political appointees have let on.
The massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management that compromised personal records of tens of millions of federal workers highlights the danger of cyber attacks, the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command said Wednesday.
Major attacks on the U.S. power grid system are “increasing,” with hackers stepping up efforts to penetrate critical systems and to implant malicious software that could compromise the power grid and result in a nationwide crisis, according to a government report.
In the wake of the information hack at the Office of Personnel Management last week, the United States Coast Guard has been internally increasing cyber security measures as well as aiding private sector companies to protect maritime commerce.
President Obama is considering a range of options in addition to economic sanctions in response to the massive theft of data from federal government computer networks, a senior White House security official said Tuesday.
Iran has significantly stepped up efforts to launch cyber attacks and hack into the critical systems of multiple Middle East governments, including the state of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and a host of other nations, according to a new report by a leading Israeli cyber security firm.
The State Department has no record of former Secretary Hillary Clinton or her two top aides receiving IT security training while Clinton led the department, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
The hackers responsible for breaching the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) database have potentially acquired more than double the four million files suggested in the estimate provided by OPM, the Associated Press reports.
Congress held a hearing Wednesday with a panel of defense experts concerning national response to potential cyber-attacks.
It is costing the federal government $20 million just to notify the employees who had their personal information compromised after the biggest cyber attack in U.S. history.