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UK blocks extradition of alleged hacker to US

Home Secretary Theresa May said she had blocked the U.S. request to extradite Gary McKinnon after medical experts concluded he was seriously depressed and that there was "a high risk of him ending his life."

Tags: Gary McKinnon , DoD , Technology , Cybersecurity , NASA

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 04:35pm EDT

Hacker group claims responsibility for WikiLeaks denial-of-service

Anti-Leaks launched its attack just as Wikileaks began releasing information on a secret government surveillance program, Government Computer News reports.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , WikiLeaks , Anti-Leaks , denial-of-service , Government Computer News , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 08:42am EDT

For first time in 20 years, NSA participates in Defcon hacker conference

NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander gave the keynote at this year's Defcon in Las Vegas.

Tags: Keith Alexander , NSA , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Defcon , CNET , DoD , In Depth

Monday - 07/30/2012, 08:55am EDT

Senator questions delay in reporting TSP cyber breach

One senator is questioning why it took nine months for the Thrift Savings Plan board to find out about a sophisticated cyber attack that compromised 123,000 TSP participants' accounts. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also wants to know why Congress wasn't informed of the breach until more than a month after it was reported to the board.

Tags: Susan Collins , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Cybersecurity , TSP , Robert Mueller , Greg Long , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 01:29pm EDT

TSP Hackers: The Naked Truth

Did you ever wonder why people in nudist camps play volleyball instead of poking sticks into bee hives? Think about it ... and then apply that logic to the recent identify theft attack on your Thrift Savings Plan account data.

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , pay and benefits , Technology , Cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 02:01am EDT

Google Street View hacker identified

Marius Milner wrote code that captured personal data from millions of people during Google's Street View project. Google employees drove vehicles up and down the nation's streets, making videos.

Tags: Marius Milner , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , New York Times , Federal Drive , Google

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 07:24am EDT

Commerce shuts down economic development site due to virus

The Economic Development Administration at the Commerce Department has shut down its network because of a cyber virus.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Economic Development Administration , Commerce , Federal Drive , In Depth , Technology ,

Friday - 02/03/2012, 03:39pm EST

Symantec links DoD hacks to China

A "staging server" hosted by one of the largest ISPs in the country is based in the Beijing area

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , DoD , China , In Depth , Symantec

Monday - 01/30/2012, 03:26pm EST
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