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It’s not always malicious hackers and purported state actors that expose weaknesses in government systems. Sometime it’s other government agencies as well. This was the case when federal watchdog, the Government Accountability Office, audited and subsequently called out the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for its lax IT security practices.

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‘Mythic: Stories of Gods and Men’ was yanked from the increasingly popular crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, earlier this year after it became apparent that the game was, in actuality, a sham. Mythic touted itself as an action/strategy based role playing game and managed to raise $4,739 from 83 backers before it was pulled from Kickstarter.

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Microsoft, makers of the ubiquitous Xbox gaming console are still looking into an issue with the device’s hard drive that could allow attackers to collect sensitive information about prior users.  The investigation started after a group of students from Dakota State University allegedly recovered the credit card information from a refurbished Xbox’s former user earlier

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Steam, an online distribution network that hosts countless video game catalogs struck down in November last year after a hacker was able to bypass the site’s message boards and databases. The hackers leaked 35 million customers’ information, including encrypted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card numbers.

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