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Second Hack May Have Exposed Security Clearance Information, Officials Say

June 12, 2015 A second breach of the Office of Personnel Management by hackers believed to be associated with China exposed sensitive security clearance information of intelligence and military personnel, officials confirmed Friday, potentially creating an intelligence disaster for U.S. spies stationed abroad. "During the investigation into the cyber intrusion of OPM that...

OPM Hackers Stole Data on Every Federal Employee

June 11, 2015 The hackers that infiltrated the Office of Personnel Management last year swiped the personal information of every federal employee working in government, a number potentially far greater than the 4 million previously reported, according to a labor union of government workers. In a letter sent to OPM director Katherine Archuleta...

Senate Dems to McConnell: Tying Hacking Measure With Defense Bill Is 'Ridiculous'

June 11, 2015 Just a week after an emotional debate over government surveillance drove Congress to the edge, Democratic anger is again quickly mounting against Mitch McConnell. Senate Democratic leadership wrote to the majority leader on Wednesday to urge him to back down from his "ridiculous" plan to attach cybersecurity legislation to an...

Senate Democrats Blast McConnell for Tying Cyber Measure to Defense Policy Bill

June 10, 2015 Just a week after an emotional debate over government surveillance drove Congress to the edge, Democratic anger is again quickly mounting against Mitch McConnell. Senate Democratic leadership wrote to the majority leader on Wednesday to urge him to back down from his "ridiculous" plan to attach cybersecurity legislation to an...

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McConnell to Pair Cybersecurity Rules With Defense Bill

June 10, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday his intent to package controversial cybersecurity legislation into an ongoing debate over a defense policy bill. McConnell, alluding to the recent hacks of federal employee data at the Office of Personnel Management and a breach that took down the Army's website, said...

McConnell To Pair Cybersecurity Measure With Defense Bill

June 9, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday his intent to package controversial cybersecurity legislation into an ongoing debate over a defense policy bill. McConnell, alluding to the recent hacks of federal employee data at the Office of Personnel Management and a breach that took down the Army's website, said...

McConnell to Pair Cybersecurity Measure With Defense Bill

June 9, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday his intent to package controversial cybersecurity legislation into an ongoing debate over a defense policy bill. McConnell, alluding to the recent hacks of federal employee data at the Office of Personnel Management and a breach that took down the Army's website, said...

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Syrian Electronic Army Claims Hack of Army Website Monday

June 9, 2015 Hackers affiliated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad swiftly claimed responsibility for knocking the U.S. Army's website offline Monday afternoon. The Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the hack of Army.mil on Twitter, posting a screenshot of an image of the site with the pop-up message reading: "Your commanders admit they...

Syrian Electronic Army Claims Hack of Army Website

June 8, 2015 Hackers affiliated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad swiftly claimed responsibility for knocking the U.S. Army's website offline Monday afternoon. The Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the hack of Army.mil on Twitter, posting a screenshot of an image of the site with the pop-up message reading: "Your commanders admit they...

Sen. Pat Leahy Denounces Alarmists Over Latest Massive Cyberattack

June 7, 2015 News of yet another massive hack has been met with yet another urgent push from lawmakers and the Obama administration to pass legislation that would increase the sharing of digital data between the private sector and the government. But privacy-minded lawmakers appear unswayed by the cyber intrusion announced by the...