June 2016

The U.S. Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as “espionage,” according to Fed records. Continue Reading Below The central bank’s staff suspected hackers or spies in many of the incidents, the records show. The Fed’s computer systems play a critical role in global banking […]

UAE journalists, activists and dissidents are being targeted with custom-made spyware by a cyberespionage group called Stealth Falcon. The advanced persistent threat (APT) group is believed to be circumstantially linked to the UAE government and uses email and social media sites to deploy phishing attacks and infect victims’ systems. University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab published […]

The free pass the Bush administration gave the Saudis for 9/11 remains a national scandal. (Photo: YourNewsWire.com) The sheer volume of crimes that the George W. Bush administration committed will keep historians busy chronicling them for decade. Among them were: 1. Hiding the role that Saudi officials in not only Saudi Arabia, but the United […]

AP BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz June 1, 2016 5:00 am The Obama administration policy of avoiding assertive action against foreign hackers came under fire from Congress last week, and is raising concerns that the White House is failing to protect the country from large-scale cyber attacks. Christopher Painter, the State Department’s coordinator for cyber […]

State government CIOs are being buffeted by the “forces of change” in technology, government and the public, a new report by the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) finds. Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director, pinpointed cybersecurity, evolving service delivery models, workforce renewal, and the prevalence of data as the key challenges facing governments. Robinson also […]