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US government under fire for cyber security practices

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The US government has been criticized about the general strength and efficacy of its security policy in the wake of the attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The full extent of this breach is continuing to leak into the public domain, with some suspecting that the exact nature… Read more »

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Report estimates majority of Social Security numbers stolen by hackers

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With stories about cyber attacks on in the rise in the media, industry experts are now able to report the emergence of certain trends. Personal data seems to be the key focus, including data that might be less overtly sensitive but could have longer term and far reaching security implications…. Read more »

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South Carolina loses 3.6 million Social Security numbers to hacker

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A recent cyber attack on South Carolina’s Department of Revenue has affected more than three quarters of the state’s population. The hack resulted in the theft of 3.6 million Social Security numbers and nearly 400k debit and credit card numbers. Although the attack was described as the work of an… Read more »

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