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IT Worker Wanted For $40 Million Nigerian Bank Hack

September 17, 2014 Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is asking citizens for information on the whereabouts of Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou, a financial institution information technology staffer who allegedly ripped off his employer, Sophos reports. Authorities claim he “fraudulently connived with some scammers and hacked into his bank’s database” and transferred out about ...

Saks Staff Splurged $400,000 on Shoes Using Customers’ Credit Card Data

September 16, 2014 Six employees at Saks Fifth Avenue dreamed up an inexpensive way to obtain more than 100 pairs of designer footwear and other accessories from the luxury retailer, ABC News reports. A 36-year-old woman allegedly stole clients’ payment card data from store computers, shared the information with five sales associates and ...

Information Security: From the Enterprise to the Employees

September 15, 2014 Any senior government technology leader knows the basics of keeping their systems and data safe. But the biggest threats have the potential to take advantage of anyone working at an agency. The risk is only doubled by mobility as every employee carries a device. So how can senior leaders make ...

What Do CIOs Do Again?

September 12, 2014 Chief information officers within and outside government increasingly have to bridge the worlds of business and technology, a trend that will only continue upward, according to federal CIOs. “The fundamental role of government is changing,” General Services Administration CIO Sonny Hashmi said this week at a breakfast hosted by AFCEA ...

5 Million ‘Old’ Gmail Accounts Reportedly Leaked to the Masses

September 10, 2014 Hackers have posted a database containing the credentials of millions of Gmail users on a Bitcoin online forum, according to Russian media outlets. The list was published Tuesday evening. A member of the message board – the Bitcoin Security online forum – claims more than 60 percent of the accounts ...

Hackers Attacking Israeli Think Tank Aren’t Interested in State Secrets

September 9, 2014 The website of a respected Israel-based foreign policy institute -- the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs -- has been infected with code that is trying to steal bank account information from visitors. The campaign looks like an “advanced persistent threat-style attack” devised to siphon intelligence from government officials browsing the ...

Livestream: Nextgov Prime 2014

September 9, 2014 Aligning Federal, State and Local Efforts: How to Maximize Technology's Impact Across Multiple Levels of Government Mitch Herckis: Director of Government Affairs, National Association of State Chief Information Officers Adrian Gardner: Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security Jonathan Feldman: Chief Information Officer, City of Asheville, ...

And the Winners Are ... 2014 Nextgov Bold Awards Recognize Tech Problem Solvers

September 8, 2014 A new system for tracking weapons of mass destruction in the field, a project to put tablet devices in the hands of Peace Corps volunteers decamping overseas and a $6 billion effort to better secure the dot-gov domain. Those are just some of the projects recognized Monday at the second ...

Livestream: Nextgov Prime 2014

September 8, 2014 Keynote Addresses Hear from 2014 Washington D.C. Mayoral Candidate Muriel Bowser on the importance of innovation in government and Google's Chief Innovation Evangelist Michele R. Weslander Quaid on what it takes to create and inspire innovative work cultures. Nextgov & Young Government Leaders Town Hall: Dare to Be Bold in ...

China Intercepts Researchers’ Google Searches

September 8, 2014 Scholars in China using the nation’s education network are being hacked by their own country when they conduct authorized Google searches, infosecurity reports. China’s public Internet blocks Google altogether, but not the education network called CERNET. China figures its researchers need Google access to beat other nations in the global ...