Category Archives: Security

10Jul/15

Head of U.S. federal personnel agency resigns after massive data breach

Katherine Archuleta, the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, resigns after a massive data breach compromised the personal information of more than 22-million people, including two U.S. Senators. A White House spokesman says it was “quite clear” new leadership was needed at the agency.

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25Jun/15

Kerry: U.S., China committed to cyber code of conduct

(R Reports) – The United States and China on Wednesday (June 24) said they would develop a code of conduct for state behavior in cyberspace.
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13Jun/15

Chinese hackers breach US military and intelligence data

U.S. (Next Media) – Hackers with suspected links to the Chinese government appear to have accessed personal information on US intelligence and military personnel, US officials said.
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11Jun/15

Cyberattack targeted Iran nuclear talks venues: Kaspersky Lab

Iran (Next Media) – Kaspersky Lab say they have uncovered a sophisticated malware infection in venues that hosted high-level discussions surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme.
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27May/15

IRS says hackers stole information of more than 100,000 taxpayers

USA (Next Media) – Hackers gained access to more than 100,000 IRS accounts after compromising an online service on the Internal Revenue Service website.
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02Apr/15

China “disapproves” of U.S. sanctions programme targeting cyber attackers

China’s foreign ministry says it “disapproves” of a U.S. sanctions program targeting overseas cyber attackers.

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31Mar/15

China suspected of launching massive cyber attack against GitHub

China (Next Media) – US coding website GitHub says it is facing the largest cyber attack in its history. China is thought to be behind the attack, which began on Thursday and is ongoing.
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10Mar/15

Security risks of Hillary Clinton using a home server for email

(Next Media Online) – The Associated Press reports that New York Senator Hillary Clinton used an email server located in the Clinton’s Chappaqua, New York home.
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02Mar/15

Obama sharply criticizes China’s plans for new technology rules

President Barack Obama in a Reuters interview criticizes China’s plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change a policy that Obama says would allow the Chinese government to “snoop.”
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13Feb/15

Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook, speak at cybersecurity summit

U.S. President Barack Obama asks tech industry executives for closer cooperation in cybersecurity, as Apple CEO Tim Cook says abuses over digital privacy can be a matter of “life and death”.

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