Notifications Going Out to Federal Employees Affected by Data Breach

Office of Personnel Management Web page (ARMANDO R. LIMON/STARS AND STRIPES)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Office of Personnel Management has started informing millions of federal employees that it may have lost control of their personal information in a data breach discovered earlier this month. Hackers, who unnamed U.S. officials say have ties to the Chinese government, appear to have broken into the computer system ru... more

Leaker Snowden Alleges US Hacking on China, World

Edward Snowden

HONG KONG -- For months, China has tried to turn the tables on the U.S. to counter accusations that it hacks America's computers and networks. Now, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden may have handed Beijing a weapon in its cyber war of words with Washington. In an interview with the South China Morning Post newspaper, Snowden claims ... more

Report: Chinese Hackers First in Cyber Espionage

Hackers affiliated with the Chinese government accounted for the most successful cyber espionage in the world last year, a new report indicates. The report by Verizon's RISK team and 18 partners, including the United States, found China dominated the category of state-affiliated cyber espionage of intellectual property, The Washington Post repo... more

General Says Detection Deters Major Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON - Foreign leaders are deterred from launching a major electronic attack on vital infrastructure in the United States because they know such a strike could be traced to its source and would generate a robust response, the military's top cyber warrior said during congressional testimony Tuesday. But Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of U... more

No Charges for Man Accused of Hacking US Military

LONDON - British authorities opted Friday not to charge a computer hacker who waged a decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. for breaking into military computers. Gary McKinnon, who has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, was accused of one of the largest-ever breaches of military networks, carried out soon after the Sept. 11 atta... more

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