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  • Imran Awan case: Lawmaker calls 'massive' data transfers from Wasserman Schultz aide..

    10/10/2017 8:55:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    fox news ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | FoxNews
    A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday described the “massive” data transfers on government servers by a former IT aide to Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as “a substantial security threat.” “These facts, standing alone, indicate a substantial security threat,” Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry said of the Imran Awan case during an informal hearing of Republican House members on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Awan pleaded not guilty in September to multiple federal charges including bank fraud and conspiracy. A grand jury had returned an indictment in August in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Imran Awan...
  • Hillary Clinton talks cyber security at Stanford

    10/07/2017 4:00:24 PM PDT · by DFG · 54 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10/06/2017
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended a day in Bay Area at Stanford University. She addressed a crowd of about 500 people as part of a launch event for Stanford's new Global Digital Policy Incubator. On the topic of digital technology, Clinton focused her remarks on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. She called the hacking of a U.S. election by a foreign adversary "the darker side of technology."
  • Isis 'hacking division' releases details of 1,400 Americans and urges attacks

    08/13/2015 7:13:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Michael Safi
    A group calling itself the Islamic State hacking division has published the details of 1,400 mostly US military and government personnel, urging supporters to attack those listed. The spreadsheet, published online on Wednesday, exposes names, email addresses, phone numbers and passwords. Those listed include members of the marine corps, Nasa, the state department, air force and FBI. Supporters of Isis on Twitter seized on the breach, posting personal details of soldiers and government staffers and encouraging lone wolves to “act and kill”. A person claiming to speak for the group told the Guardian the information was obtained from military and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing'

    08/14/2015 1:04:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    EXCLUSIVE: Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database and 'stealing White House military advisers' phone numbers' The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House. Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers. It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government. Among the phone numbers which the company took - which all suddenly stopped working - were lines...
  • Equifax Data Breach: A Lesson And What Happens Now

    09/12/2017 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Gennie · 25 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | September 11, 2017 | Jason McNew
    A lesson from the Equifax data breach – in the cyber security realm, we look at networks as falling into two categories: those that have been breached, and those that are going to get breached. It is clear for all Americans to see now, that the same is true of personal information, too. Either your personal information has been leaked, or it is going to get leaked. Whether its Target, OPM (Office of Personnel Management), or Equifax – neither the government or corporations can protect individual privacy — at least not with the existing American system built upon the stone-aged...
  • Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers

    09/07/2017 2:19:50 PM PDT · by granite · 37 replies
    Techcrunch ^ | 9/7/2017 | Ron Miller
    Security data breach equifax Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers Posted 25 minutes ago by Ron Miller (@ron_miller) Data leaks have become so commonplace that it’s incredibly easy to become numb to them, but credit reporting service Equifax announced a doozy today that when all is said and done could involve 143 million consumers. This is bad. It was a treasure trove of information for the bad guys out there and included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. As though that weren’t bad enough, 209,000 people had their credit card info...
  • Navy Finds No Sign of Hacking in Recent Collisions

    09/02/2017 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 77 replies
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy's top officer said that post-accident investigations have turned up no evidence of a cyberattack in the collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald. The two collisions each involved an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a merchant vessel, and the similarity of the circumstances led many to speculate that the casualties might have been caused by hacking. In an address to Navy staff, chief of naval operations Adm. John S. Richardson moved to dispel these rumors. He said that the accident investigators have given cyber factors "an amazing amount of attention," but so far...
  • Navy to 'consider' whether crashed warships were hacked

    08/22/2017 4:47:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    The Navy will investigate whether two US destroyers were hacked before they collided with merchant ships in a pair of recent crashes, according to a top Navy admiral. "2 clarify Re: possibility of cyber intrusion or sabotage, no indications right now ... but review will consider all possibilities," tweeted Admiral John Richardson, referencing sweeping new investigations announced Monday into two recent accidents involving Naval warships in the Pacific.
  • Muslim Homeland Security Adviser Accused of Leaking Documents

    11/09/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 12 replies
    FoxNation ^ | 11092011 | Erick Stakelbeck
    As an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohammed Elibiary was given access to sensitive government documents. Now the Texas Muslim activist stands accused of leaking some of those documents to the media to spread charges of "Islamophobia."
  • Mohamed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser, Allegedly Leaked Intel, Shopped Classified Info to

    10/26/2011 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/26/11 | Pamela Geller
    Back in October 2010 I warned of the consequences of naming a stealth jihadist with ties to Islamic subversives whose stated goal is to "eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within and sabatoage its miserable house."more here ... Secretary Napolitano named devout Muslim Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (Department of Homeland Security.) Texas Department of Public Safety now says Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. Who else is the...
  • The Exploding DNC IT Scandal Is As Crazy As Fiction (MSM cover up....)

    08/09/2017 9:25:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 26, 2017 | Frank Miniter
    In a plot Tom Clancy might have dreamed up, an IT staffer who’d worked for Democrats in Congress was arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud. Fox News has reported that officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection, were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport not far from Washington, D.C., as he tried to fly away to Pakistan. Awan has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud, but his strange case has all the feeling of the opening scene of a movie that might soon include...
  • Security-illiterate OPM director accused Romney of having ‘little understanding’ of 21st century

    07/09/2015 8:13:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7-9-15 | Twitchy
    Today’s a busy day for those pointing and laughing at the people who mocked presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his warnings about Chinese hackers and Russia’s status as America’s greatest geopolitical foe. Among those who got in on the action was OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, who in 2012 posted a video showing that Romney possessed “little understanding of what’s going on in the 21st century.”
  • Whatever Is On Imran Awan’s Smashed Hard Drives Likely Can Be Recovered

    08/01/2017 5:17:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Mark Tapscott
    Somebody must have thought they were hiding something by smashing those computer hard-drives the FBI recovered from the home of Imran Awan, Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former information technology (IT) aide. But odds are excellent they were wrong. Federal law enforcement authorities may have already recovered and read whatever was on those hard drives. “It depends on what happens, but even if it is hit with a hammer, it probably doesn’t damage the platters that actually hold the data, which remains recoverable,” said Tom Hakim, engineering supervisor for werecoverdata.com, a New York-based lab that specializes in difficult digital...
  • White House officials tricked by email prankster

    08/01/2017 3:04:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-31-17 | Jake Tapper
    A self-described "email prankster" in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official's private email address unsolicited. "Tom, we are arranging a bit of a soirée towards the end of August," the fake Jared Kushner on an Outlook account wrote to the official White House email account of Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. "It would be great if you could make it, I promise food of at least comparible (sic)...
  • Wasserman Schultz Seemingly Planned To Pay Suspect Even While He Lived In Pakistan

    07/29/2017 5:29:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/29/2017 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemingly planned to pay cyber-probe suspect and IT aide Imran Awan even while he was living in Pakistan, if the FBI hadn’t stopped him from leaving the U.S. Monday. Public statements and congressional payroll records suggest she also appears to have known that his wife, a fellow IT staffer, left the country for good months ago — while she was also a criminal suspect. In all, six months of actions reveal a decision to continue paying a man who seemingly could not have been providing services to her, and who a mountain of evidence suggests...
  • Wasserman Schultz to allow laptop scan after months of stonewalling in IT probe

    07/24/2017 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    The former head of the Democratic Party who lost her post in the fallout from a massive email breach is expected to start cooperating with federal investigators in a separate cybersecurity case, after months of apparent stonewalling.  Fox News has learned that Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz plans to allow federal investigators to scan a laptop belonging to her as part of a complex probe into allegations of computer theft, over-billing and possible email hacking.  U.S. Capitol Police have had the laptop for months and until now had been unable to get access. It's unclear why the Florida lawmaker and ousted...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

    07/24/2017 5:37:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-24-17 | Luke Roziak
    FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described...
  • Trump voter-fraud panel’s data request a gold mine for hackers, experts warn (NOW they care)

    07/01/2017 12:22:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Pollutico ^ | July 1, 2017 | ERIC GELLER and CORY BENNETT
    Cybersecurity specialists are warning that President Donald Trump’s voter-fraud commission may unintentionally expose voter data to even more hacking and digital manipulation. Their concerns stem from a letter the commission sent to every state this week, asking for full voter rolls and vowing to make the information “available to the public.” The requested information includes full names, addresses, birth dates, political party and, most notably, the last four digits of Social Security numbers. The commission is also seeking data such as voter history, felony convictions and military service records. Digital security experts say the commission’s request would centralize and lay...
  • Former IT staffer at Camp David starts cyber security business in Central Pa.

    06/30/2017 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Gennie · 3 replies
    Central Penn Business Journal ^ | June 26, 2017 | Nicole Chynoweth
    A Google search for cyber crime images yields hundreds of takes on roughly the same visual: a person in a black, hooded sweatshirt lurking behind a computer screen. But if you talk to Jason McNew about how best to describe the web users committing such crimes, you'll hear a different answer. "The perpetrators of these crimes know exactly what they're doing," he said. "They are well-educated, well-funded and organized. This problem is organized crime. They're college graduates. They operate out of jurisdictions where they know American law enforcement can't get them."
  • Cyberattack forces West Virginia Hospital to scrap its computer systems.

    06/30/2017 5:02:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 34 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Melanie Evans
    Princeton Community Hospital in rural West Virginia will scrap and replace its entire computer network after being struck by the cyberattack paralyzing computers globally. The cyberattack, known as Petya, froze the hospital's electronic medical record system early Tuesday, leaving doctors unable to review patients' medical history or transmit laboratory and pharmacy orders, said Rose Morgan, the hospital's vice president of patient care services. Officials were unable to restore services, and found there was no way to pay a ransom for the return of their system. So, after consulting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and cybersecurity experts, officials made the...