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A hacker claims to have stolen credentials to a bunch of US government sites — and he’s selling them on the dark web

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 26, 2016 in Industry News

A hacker is selling stolen credentials that purportedly give access to servers of the US Navy, Centers for Disease Control, US Postal Service, and other US government sites. Listings for the accounts were found recently by Tech Insider on a dark web marketplace called The Real...

Library of Congress hit with a denial-of-service attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 25, 2016 in Industry News

Some of the U.S. Library of Congress’s websites are currently inaccessible as the result of a denial-of-service attack, the Library of Congress announced Monday. The cyberattack was originally detected on July 17, a spokesperson told FedScoop. The attack has also caused other websites hosted by...

Congress’ website was down for three days

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 21, 2016 in Industry News

A sustained distributed denial-of-service attack is being blamed for dropping Congress' central website from the web for the past three days. The Library of Congress ( and the US Copyright Office (, which are operated on the same servers, also struggled to stay online. The Library of...

North Korean hackers stole US fighter jet blueprints

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 15, 2016 in Industry News

As part of a years-long cyber attack, North Korean hackers have allegedly stolen 42,000 materials from South Korean organizations and government agencies, including blueprints for F-15 fighter jet wings. The hacking began in 2014 and was first detected in February, according to South Korea's police cyber...

Fed records show dozens of cybersecurity breaches

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 2, 2016 in Industry News

The U.S. Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as "espionage," according to Fed records. The central bank's staff suspected hackers or spies in many of the incidents, the records show. The Fed's computer systems play...

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Ransomware threat spooks House of Representatives

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 11, 2016 in Industry News

The House of Representatives has been targeted by a series of attempted ransomware attacks. Representatives and their staff are being warned by the House’s tech support staff to avoid any suspicious links sent to them via email, as that seems to be where the attackers...