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 ...

Jun 11, 2015

Hackers targeted Iran nuclear talks: Kaspersky Lab

A computer virus was used to hack into venues linked to international talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday. Kaspersky said it found the software in three European hotels used in the negotiations involving Iran and ...

Jun 10, 2015

Protecting pension data

The Japan Pension Service must offer a clear explanation on how it failed to prevent the hacking of its computer system, which resulted in a massive leak of personal data.

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 ...

Jun 6, 2015

A look at some of the hacking accusations against China

AP — U.S. accusations of hacking by China and Beijing’s denial of such activity have strained U.S.-Chinese relations. China has consistently denied cyberspying activities and says it too has been victimized by cyberattacks. A look at some of the American accusations against China-based hackers: ...

Data hacked from U.S. government date back to 1985: official

Jun 6, 2015

Data hacked from U.S. government date back to 1985: official

Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyberattacks on federal networks. The breach of computer systems of ...

Jun 4, 2015

Pension hack data was transmitted for days

The Japan Pension Service, which is reeling from the theft of a massive amount of personal data, has discovered two of its personal computers continued to transmit data outside the organization for three days after it contacted police about a possible security breach, sources ...