A new report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) details widespread cybersecurity breaches in the federal government, despite billions in spending to secure the nation’s most sensitive information.
The report, released on Tuesday, found that approximately 40 percent of breaches go undetected, and highlighted “serious vulnerabilities in the government’s efforts to protect its own civilian computers and networks.”
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Wednesday announced criminal charges against eight people accused of trying to steal at least $15 million from U.S. customers in an international cybercrime scheme targeting accounts at financial institutions and government agencies.
Leaders from the House and Senate announced Thursday that they had introduced legislation intended to punish criminals for cyberespionage and intellectual property theft.
President Barack Obama plans to raise Chinese cyberattacks on U.S. government and business networks when he meets new Chinese leader Xi Jinping in California this week, White House officials said on Tuesday.
Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden suggested Tuesday that the private sector could fill a security void left by a government slow to respond to emerging cyberwarfare threats.
The Commission of the Theft of American Intellectual Property released a report Wednesday claiming the United States loses more than $300 billion annually to IP theft and urging the United States to take immediate action to stop the Chinese from stealing its intellectual property.
A hotly debated cybersecurity bill successfully passed the House Thursday afternoon, garnering bipartisan support despite the White House’s threat to veto the legislation.
Chinese hackers “bombard” the Pentagon’s computer systems “by the millions each and every day” searching for a point of entry into the sensitive U.S. computing systems, according to officials speaking at an event on cybersecurity on Tuesday.
Cyber security experts criticized a recent, little-known report by the State Department’s inspector general on the department’s information security program, warning the report fails to test major vulnerabilities within the system.
Under pressure from American industry to curb Chinese cyber attacks, White House national security adviser Thomas Donilon warned China on Monday that the United States will defend its computer networks from the attacks.