recommended reading

Inside Job: NYPD Detective Hacks Colleagues' Data

Frank Franklin II/AP

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Possibly 4,000 wallets emptied after hack of Czech bitcoin exchange

The website Bitcash.cz, which places trades in the Czech Republic, says its security system was broken and it has filed a legal complaint against the unknown attackers.  

Anonymous Million Mask March hid a hack

The hacktivist group claims to have hijacked Parliament Square’s Wi-Fi network while rallying there during a protest.

NYPD detective fesses to hacking colleagues’ email and phones

He also tapped the federal National Crime Information Center database, without permission, to dig up information on at least two fellow cops.  

Bitcoin storage service shortchanged $1.2 million by hackers

Inputs.io -- which touted itself as the most secure online wallet for the virtual crypto-currency -- admitted that attackers broke into the service twice, pocketing 4,100 bitcoin.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

Threatwatch Alert

Network intrusion / Software vulnerability

Hundreds of Thousands of Job Seekers' Information May Have Been Compromised by Hackers

See threatwatch report

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Close [ x ] More from Nextgov
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from Nextgov.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • It’s Time for the Federal Government to Embrace Wireless and Mobility

    The United States has turned a corner on the adoption of mobile phones, tablets and other smart devices, outpacing traditional desktop and laptop sales by a wide margin. This issue brief discusses the state of wireless and mobility in federal government and outlines why now is the time to embrace these technologies in government.

    Download
  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

    Download
  • A New Security Architecture for Federal Networks

    Federal government networks are under constant attack, and the number of those attacks is increasing. This issue brief discusses today's threats and a new model for the future.

    Download
  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

    Download
  • Software-Defined Networking

    So many demands are being placed on federal information technology networks, which must handle vast amounts of data, accommodate voice and video, and cope with a multitude of highly connected devices while keeping government information secure from cyber threats. This issue brief discusses the state of SDN in the federal government and the path forward.

    Download
  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.