Tag Archives: computer hacking

Sharyl Attkisson sues administration over computer hacking

Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has sued the Justice Department over the hacking of her computers, officially accusing the Obama administration of illegal surveillance while she was reporting on administration scandals. In a series of legal filings that seek … Continue reading

Posted in Featured | Tagged , , | Comments Off

48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack

This story has been updated. The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed following a breach at KeyPoint Government Solutions, which conducts background investigations of federal employees seeking security … Continue reading

Posted in Featured | Tagged , | Comments Off

Foxton: Too much of our world, from traffic lights to power plants, is vulnerable to hacking – we’re risking a catastrophe

Last month, I wrote a piece about a password leak in the recruitment system at GCHQ, and made the point that the bulk of hacking attacks could be put down not to the hackers being incredible internet geniuses, but to … Continue reading

Posted in Web Logs | Tagged , , | Comments Off

“Gotcha!” (3)

EXCLUSIVE: It was one of the hottest days of the year and evening temperatures were still sweltering when two FBI agents wearing bulletproof vests under their dark suits climbed the stairs of the Jacob Riis housing complex in New York’s Lower … Continue reading

Posted in Featured | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

The Little White Box That Can Hack Your Network

When Jayson E. Street broke into the branch office of a national bank in May of last year, the branch manager could not have been more helpful. Dressed like a technician, Street walked in and said he was there to … Continue reading

Posted in Featured | Tagged , | Comments Off

Biggest-ever series of cyber attacks uncovered (1)

BOSTON – Security experts have discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks to date, involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organizations including the United Nations, governments and companies around the world. Security company McAfee, which uncovered the intrusions, … Continue reading

Posted in Featured | Tagged , | Comments Off