How the Chinese Government Became the World’s Hacking Superpower

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In January of 2010, Google made a shocking announcement: The Chinese government had broken into its systems to steal sensitive data. This was the first time an American company had the guts to publicly stand up and point the finger at…

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Stolen government laptops could expose taxpayers to identity theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans You’d think government auditors would be smart enough to secure their laptops, but they weren’t and now taxpayers’ personal information may be at risk after the computers were stolen. The Pennsylvania Revenue Department announced Tuesday that it is mailing letters to…

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Pentagon programming works to prevent government hacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Uncle Sam wants you to hack the Pentagon. One of the most secure government buildings in the U.S. has been hit by cyberattacks several times in recent years. Here’s how the government is relying on you to protect our nation’s security….

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House to offer bill blocking government hacking powers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) on Tuesday will offer the companion to a Senate bill blocking a Justice Department request to expand federal hacking powers. At issue is a proposed amendment to little-known criminal procedure rules that will take effect in December…

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Senate challenges government surveillance powers with new bill

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul will introduce a bill this week to halt implementation of a rule easing the government’s ability to hack untold numbers of devices around the world. They argue the rule is too broad and was approved…

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Government Will Regulate E-Cigarettes and Hookahs

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that all tobacco products—including e-cigarettes, cigars, nicotine gels, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco—will soon be regulated just like regular cigarettes. These products will now be banned for anyone under age 18, their ingredients will be regulated, and their outer packaging…

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Linked Hackers Post US Government Employee ‘Hit List’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Among the individuals whose names appeared on the list were those with ties to the the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the departments of Defense, Energy, Commerce and Health and Services, Vocativ reported. The list also targets US…

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Government Agencies Not Doing Enough To Protect IT Systems

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans NASA and the U.S. Department of State were among the federal agencies that received low marks on IT security, according to a recent report card issued by the New York-based firm Security Scorecard. Also receiving low grades were the states of…

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