Chinese Hackers May be Mapping out US

The Chinese hackers who are believed to have broken into the US government’s human resources office may be trying to map the government, recruit spies and access networks in other departments, experts warned. The FBI said late last week that it was investigating the breach at the Office of Personnel Management that could have affected up to 4m current and former federal employees. People familiar with the matter said hackers in China were suspected of being responsible for the attack on the ag...
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U.S. Official: China Behind Huge Cyber Attack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=komkZDlXvr8 Four million current and former federal employees may have had their personal information hacked, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday. The agency, which is conducts background checks, warned it was urging potential victims to monitor their financial statements and obtain new credit reports. U.S. officials believe this could be the biggest breach ever of the government's computer networks. The breach is beyond the Office of Pers...
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IRS Hack Traced to Russia

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday. The tax agency's criminal unit is leading an investigation into the cyber attack, in which criminals stole information through an online IRS application over the course of four months, and the Treasury Department's inspector general and Department of Homeland Security are also looking into the breach, CNN said. The IRS woul...
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Chinese Military Jams US Drones over S. China Sea

China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef. Disclosure of the jamming came as a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance flight on Wednesday was challenged eight times by the Chinese milit...
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NATO to Hold Cyber Defense Drill

About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO's efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks. Teams from 16 nations will participate in the Locked Shields 2015 exercise at NATO's cyber defense center in Tallinn. The annual drill is one of the largest of its kind. Organizers on Tuesday said a key theme this year is the potential threat caused by the migration from the Windows 8 operating sy...
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White House Claims Russia Hacked into System

Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation. While the White House has said the breach only ever affected an unclassified system, that description belies the seriousness of the intrusion. The hackers had access to sensitive information such as real-time non-public details of the president's schedule. While su...
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