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Hackers Spy on Mac Users, Get Italian Bank Info and Swedish State Secrets

July 31, 2017 This week breaches range from the very personal to all of a country's vehicle owners. It's just another week in Nextgov's ThreatWatch, a regularly updated index of cyber incidents. Security Researcher Finds Mac Malware Spying on Home Computers If you’ve heard the phrase “there aren’t viruses for Macs,” think again....

A Fake Cyber Stat Lives On in Congress

July 28, 2017 An erroneous cybersecurity statistic that wormed its way into bills and congressional testimony hasn’t been snuffed out—even though the organization the stat’s attributed to has disavowed it. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, cited the phony stat—that 60 percent of small businesses hit with cyberattacks go out of...

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

July 24, 2017 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...