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Hackers Leak More DNC Data and Medical Records; Air Bag Software Bug Leads to 4.3M Vehicle Recall

September 19, 2016 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Guccifer 2.0 Releases New Batch of DNC Files The hacker who claimed responsibility for stealing and making public Democratic National Committee emails in the summer released a new batch of committee documents Tuesday....

Quiz: How Likely Are You to Fall Victim to a Data Breach?

September 15, 2016 Hackers targeting federal agencies are a serious threat to keeping the government's information safe, but careless mistakes by employees can be just as dangerous. The insider threat is a growing challenge and agencies are working to constantly train their workers on best practices both online and offline when it comes...

Hackers Steal Russian Instant Messenger Information, Target Pokemon Go Players and Crib Porn Site Account Details

September 12, 2016 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Another Mega-Breach: 33M Russian Instant Messenger Accounts Stolen It’s becoming ordinary to hear that millions of some website’s accounts have been stolen. The latest victim is QIP, a Russian instant messenger service, which...

Hackers Steal Dropbox Credentials, Infect IoT Devices and Exploit Apple OS

September 6, 2016 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Apple Releases OS Fix to Block Spyware The same zero days that allowed sophisticated spyware to take over iPhones also existed in Apple OS X and the Safari web browser. Citizen Lab and...

Hackers Exploit iOS Zero Days, Take Over Ukraine Government's Social Media, and Target News Outlets

August 29, 2016 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Spyware Exploits 3 Zero Days in Apple’s iOS Text messages sent to a human rights activist led to an Apple software update to plug three zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS devices. Ahmed Mansoor, an...

Hackers Attack NSA, Take Advantage of Linux Flaw and Post House Democrats’ Personal Details

August 22, 2016 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Shadow Brokers vs. NSA Did the National Security Agency get hacked? That’s the big question of the week, which people started asking Aug. 13 when a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers kicked...

Hackers Breach Oracle and DDoS Attack Aussie Census Bureau; Researchers Find Bug in Keyless Cars

August 15, 2016 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Russian Cybercrime Group Linked to Breach of Oracle Credit Card Sales System A Russian cybercrime group may have breached Oracle’s point-of-sale system, putting at risk a considerable amount of credit card numbers. Initially,...

National Weather Service System #Fail, Bogus Flash Flood Warning Issued

July 14, 2016 A "major network issue" upended forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service, as thunderstorms darkened the central part of the country on Wednesday, The Washington Post reports. In the D.C. metro area, the outage prompted the issuance of a bogus flash flood warning. National Weather Service forecasters in Sterling,...

'Service Never Ends': Join Nextgov on May 4 to Learn from Public Service Leaders and Change Makers

April 28, 2016 In recognition of Public Service Recognition Week, Nextgov is hosting the first annual "Service Never Ends: 21st-Century Women Bridging the Gap." On May 4, speakers will share their stories as change makers on the local, national and international stage through their continued service in the armed forces, the government and...

Nextgov's Aliya Sternstein Wins Award for OPM Hack Coverage

April 4, 2016 Nextgov’s senior correspondent Aliya Sternstein on Friday was awarded a 2016 Jesse H. Neal Award for her coverage of the Office of Personnel Management hack. The breach -- the largest of its kind in the federal space -- exposed the personal information of 21.5 million former, current and prospective federal...