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Hackers Release 1M Apple IDs Found on FBI Agent's Computer

Hackers Release 1M Apple IDs Found on FBI Agent's Computer

AntiSec, a hacking group, claims to have released 1 million out of 12 million Apple IDs obtained from an FBI agent, The Next Web reports. AntiSec says they retrieved the… Read more »

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CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning on several malware campaigns disguised as coming from U.S. federal agencies, Fedscoop reports. Once the malware is installed in a… Read more »

Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

Former White House cybersecurity chief Howard Schmidt said President Barack Obama should issue an executive order on securing computer networks as soon as possible, National Journal reports. That order, Schmidt… Read more »

Qatar Gas Firm Gets Virus, 2nd Middle East Utility Hit in a Week

Qatar Gas Firm Gets Virus, 2nd Middle East Utility Hit in a Week

A large supplier of liquified natural gas based in Qatar was recently infected by a virus that paralyzed the firm’s internal email services, Doha News reports. A spokeswoman for RasGas… Read more »

FERC: Power Grid Security Certificates Should Have Shorter Terms

FERC: Power Grid Security Certificates Should Have Shorter Terms

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently responded to questions from top Senate lawmakers on cybersecurity standards for power grids, CNET reports. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee,… Read more »

Keith Alexander: Cybercom On Way to Promotion

Keith Alexander: Cybercom On Way to Promotion

Army Gen. Keith Alexander recently told a Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference that U.S. Cyber Command is on a path to becoming a unified combatant command, Defense News reports…. Read more »

AF Seeking 'Destroy or Disrupt' Cyber Tech

AF Seeking 'Destroy or Disrupt' Cyber Tech

The U.S. Air Force has issued a solicitation notice for offensive cyber technologies that can destroy or disrupt the ability of cyber attackers to access networks, Wired reports. Citing official… Read more »

NIST Accepting Comments on BIOS Server Security

NIST Accepting Comments on BIOS Server Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants public input on a draft version of guidelines for securing servers. The agency said the servers run Basic Input/Output System software, which… Read more »

DoD Launches IT Scholarship, Grants Program for Civilian, Military Personnel

DoD Launches IT Scholarship, Grants Program for Civilian, Military Personnel

The Department of Defense will start offering scholarship programs for personnel interested in information assurance and information technology fields. The Information Assurance Scholarship Program will give chosen institutions of higher… Read more »

Keith Alexander: Merge Cyber Offense, Defense Teams Into One

Keith Alexander: Merge Cyber Offense, Defense Teams Into One

Offensive and defensive cyber teams need to be on the same team, the National Security Agency‘s director recently said. Federal News Radio reports Army Gen. Keith Alexander, also head of… Read more »

NetApp, nPulse Launch Big Data Packet Capture for Agencies; Timothy Sullivan Comments

NetApp, nPulse Launch Big Data Packet Capture for Agencies; Timothy Sullivan Comments

NetApp and nPulse Technologies have launched a packet capture solution for cyber workers to keep records of captured and stored packets as part of network security. NetApp said the public… Read more »

DARPA to Develop Power-Efficient Analog Computer Chips; Daniel Hammerstrom Comments

DARPA to Develop Power-Efficient Analog Computer Chips; Daniel Hammerstrom Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding a program that will develop non-digital computer chips, Wired reports. The Unconventional Processing of Signals for Intelligent Data Exploitation program aims to… Read more »

Delays Plague DoD Plan to Speed Up Critical Cyber Tool Acquistion

Delays Plague DoD Plan to Speed Up Critical Cyber Tool Acquistion

The U.S. Department of Defense is experiencing delays with their plan to quicken the acquisition of critical cyber tools, reports Zachary Fryer-Biggs for DefenseNews. The “993 report” is a strategy included… Read more »

Report: NSA Computers Calling Shots on Policy

Report: NSA Computers Calling Shots on Policy

In an interview with Nextgov, National Security Agency Compliance Director John DeLong said computers autonomously make many legal and policy decisions for intercepting public communications. DeLong told writer Aliya Sternstein… Read more »

DARPA Releases Details About Cyber Research Programs Funded by 'Plan X'

DARPA Releases Details About Cyber Research Programs Funded by 'Plan X'

The Pentagon has announced it will fund research programs for the development of tools that can coordinate and bolster cyberattacks, NextGov reports. Initially announced in June, the Pentagon’s Plan X… Read more »

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