A class-action lawsuit filed by a government employees’ union against the Office of Personnel Management as a result of the massive data breach at OPM that affects more than 18 million people alleges that not only did the agency know about vulnerabilities in its network long before the attack, but that the agency’s director and[…]
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The Office of Personnel Management announced yesterday that it is temporarily suspending the system it uses to conduct government background checks.
An undisclosed number of travelers who use Hotels.com may have been victims of a phishing scheme.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the brutal House Oversight Committee hearing on the OPM breach, the Navy soliciting zero days, the LastPass breach, and the Cardinals-Astros hacking story.
The attack on the Office of Personnel Management that was disclosed earlier this month began as early as December 2014 and likely was the end result of a social engineering attack that enabled the hackers to gain valid user credentials and move around OPM’s network. During a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday to address the[…]
Cloud-based password manager LastPass said its network has been breached and attackers stole personal information as well as salts and hashes.
The OPM hack may indeed extend to security clearance data, in addition to personal information belonging to four million federal workers.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced this week that hackers broke into one of its databases and made off with a variety of sensitive customer information.
The Northern District of California has announced the indictment of six Chinese nationals, charging them with theft of trade secrets and economic espionage.
Telstra’s Pacnet, a telecom service provider primarily based in China and Singapore, suffered a breach early last month that may wind up affecting thousands of customers.