China’s Xinhua says U.S. OPM hack was not state-sponsored

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans China’s official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday anINVESTIGATION into a massive U.S. computer breach last year that compromised data on more than 22 million federal workers found that the hacking attack was criminal, not state-sponsored. In an article about a…

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China Confirms OPM Hack, Says Criminal in Origin

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans China has admitted for the first time that a massive hacking attack on U.S. government databases was carried out by Chinese hackers, but denies it was a state-backed operation. Chinese state media say the incident was among several others discussed during…

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The NSA Says It Will Finally Stop Spying On Millions of Americans at Midnight on Saturday

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans At midnight on Saturday, the federal government’s bulk data-gathering program for American phone conversations will come to an end at last. The move comes more than two years after former government contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden released thousands of classified documents to…

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Anonymous says to ISIS: ‘War is unleashed’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The hacking group Anonymous redoubled its cyberwar against the Islamic State (IS) “to defend our values and our freedom” after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 civilians as they enjoyed a soccer match, dinner at a café or a…

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A ‘most private place’: Trust Google with your data above government bodies, says Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google is the “safest and most private place” to store data, Alphabet Inc. executive chairman Eric Schmidt said this week as he addressed privacy concerns over data collected by Google’s machine- learning mechanisms. Machine learning is a branch of computer science…

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