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How safe are the nation's critical networks? Several years ago Chinese hackers were caught trying to break into sensitive government and military systems. They've progressed from that to Congress. Last year, two members of Congress said their systems had been hacked into and sensitive information destroyed. The news that they struck again --hitting the Joint Strike fighter a couple of years ago, comes as no surprise to many in the cyber world. The Obama administration is preparing to release a review of the nation's cyber security.

Tags: pentagon , cyber , Obama ,

Wednesday - 04/22/2009, 11:57am EDT

Hacker busts IE8 in 2 minutes

Many feds think cybersecurity is underfunded

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , IE8 , funding , Cybersecurity Act

Friday - 03/26/2010, 09:02am EDT

Malaysia tries to engage hackers to defeat them

Malaysia said it wants to get to know a bigger circle of hackers in an effort to channel their dis-satisfaction and grievances in a positive way.

Tags: malaysia , Cybersecurity Update ,

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 10:47am EDT

Hackers target Gmail accounts of U.S. officials

Google says Chinese hackers attempted to take over email accounts of senior U.S. officials and hundreds of other prominent people.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Google , GMail , China , email

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 11:56am EDT

Size doesn't matter to hackers

Companies of all sizes find they need protection from cyber attacks.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , FCC ,

Monday - 05/23/2011, 08:30am EDT

Hackers can use SMS messages to attack cell phones

Technology Review reports on research that shows how hackers can disable your mobile devices.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Technology Review , SMS message , cell phones , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:02pm EST

Three characteristics of hackers

People's Daily has a helpful checklist.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 08:30am EST

More hackers expected to target Facebook

Facebook's revamped Messages will be a very attractive target for spammers, scammers and malware makers, according to security experts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Facebook , Koobface , Sophos , spammers

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 08:30am EST

China hijacks 15% of internet, inluding military data

China hijacked fifteen percent of Internet traffic across the globe. Nobody noticed, except for some cybersecurity experts. They may have also had access to data from U.S. military, civilian organizations and those of other U.S. allies.

Tags: cybersecurity , Federal Drive , cybersecurity threat , Internet , China , The Next Web , Hijacked , internet traffic , cyber attack , data breach

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 08:30am EST
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