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Hackers Can Take Over iPhones, Steal Cryptocurrency Funding and Find Dow Jones Data

5:00 AM ET In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Apple Update Addresses Wi-Fi Security Flaw Apple’s recent software update addresses several security issues, including one that allowed a remote attacker to take over a device searching for a Wi-Fi connection. The Wi-Fi...

The Tech of Homeland Security

July 20, 2017 The Homeland Security Department has been in the spotlight this year as President Donald Trump promotes plans to secure the nation's borders against people crossing illegally with some very old school tech: a wall. But DHS has long hosted some of the federal government's most innovative technology experiments, which Nextgov...

Cuts Proposed for Key Cybersecurity Agency

July 17, 2017 Friday’s big news on the Hill was House passage of Congress’s major annual defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, which was chock full of tech and cyber provisions. The House bill included a 16 percent funding hike for U.S. Cyber Command and mandated a new Pentagon and State...

Hackers Take Aim at Trump Hotels and Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos

July 17, 2017 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: 14 Trump Hotels Caught Up in Reservation Systems Breach Hackers may have stolen customer payment information from multiple Trump Hotel locations, including D.C. The breach occurred in a third-party reservation-booking system provided by...

House Boosts CYBERCOM Budget But Cuts NIST Funds

July 14, 2017 Friday’s big news on the Hill was House passage of Congress’s major annual defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, which was chock full of tech and cyber provisions. The House bill included a 16 percent funding hike for U.S. Cyber Command and mandated a new Pentagon and State...

Hackers Plunder Cryptocurrency Exchange and Car Insurance Data

July 10, 2017 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: School Board Association Suffers Data Breach Employees of a Texas school board association late last month had their personal information compromised in what appears to be a data breach that inadvertently posted their...

Hackers Take Aim at County Website, Europe and U.K. Parliament

July 3, 2017 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Hackers Deface LA County Website with Pro-ISIS Messages Hackers this week defaced a Los Angeles County government website, posting what seem to be pro-ISIS messages, ABC7 reports. The county joins a string of...

Kaspersky: Stop Russian to Judgment on Our Products

June 30, 2017 The Russian anti-virus magnate Eugene Kaspersky shot back Friday after a Senate committee urged banning his company’s products from U.S. Defense Department servers because of alleged ties to the Russian government. The move, Kaspersky charged, amounted to “allegations, ungrounded speculation and all sorts of other made-up things” driven by broader...

Ransomware Stops Car Factory, Phones Spy on Activists and 198M Voters' Info Leak

June 26, 2017 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: WannaCry Ransomware Stops Honda Manufacturing Plant The global WannaCry ransomware outbreak forced Honda to hit the brakes at one of its vehicle production plants. Honda Motor Company announced Wednesday it stopped production Monday...

Lawmakers: How Many Cyber Threat Centers Does the Government Need?

June 23, 2017 The Health and Human Services Department’s cyber threat sharing center hasn’t reached initial operating capacity yet, but a pair of senators already wonder if it’s a redundant effort. “It’s not clear that this new [HHS] cyber center is necessary or that it adds value,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said at...