U.S. personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

Jul 11, 2015

U.S. personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

The chief of the U.S. federal hiring office resigned on Friday after massive computer hacks at the agency that put the personal data of more than 22 million Americans at risk, including people seeking sensitive security clearances. The White House said Katherine Archuleta stepped ...

Jun 25, 2015

Microsoft makes Word available on Android phones

Microsoft on Wednesday followed through on a promise to release versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs for smartphones running on Google-backed Android software. The apps, which hit shelves of Google’s online Play Store, build on a Microsoft strategy to make its applications ...

Jun 17, 2015

U.S. government agency thwarts hackers 10 million times per month

Attacks such as the one that exposed the personal data of millions of U.S. federal workers will continue and are likely to increase, said the head of one agency that thwarts 10 million attempted hacks every month. Katherine Archuleta, who leads the U.S. Office ...

| Jun 16, 2015

Cybertheft of U.S. personnel info rips hole in espionage defenses

By exposing the names and addresses of foreign relatives, the cybertheft of private information on U.S. security clearance holders by hackers linked to China will complicate the deployment and promotion of American intelligence professionals with special language skills and diverse backgrounds, current and former ...

Second hack by Chinese exposed U.S. military and intelligence data: officials

Jun 13, 2015

Second hack by Chinese exposed U.S. military and intelligence data: officials

Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second breach of federal records that could dramatically compound the potential damage. The forms ...

Hackers got personnel data on every U.S. government employee: union

Jun 12, 2015

Hackers got personnel data on every U.S. government employee: union

Hackers stole personnel data and identity numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, saying the cybertheft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor ...

Giant hack may be first step in pursuit of bigger U.S. secrets

| Jun 6, 2015

Giant hack may be first step in pursuit of bigger U.S. secrets

The U.S. government is worried that suspected China-based hackers who raided more than 4 million federal employment files will use the data to break in to highly secure computers and plunder secrets about the U.S. military, economic strategy or foreign relations. Federal officials said ...