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OPM releases report outlining 'concrete steps' to bolster security, modernize IT systems in wake of breaches

U.S. officials blame Chinese hackers for stealing personal data on about 4 million current and former government employees, although a news report cites other government officials saying that it may have actually affected up to 18 million people, including prospective employees.

Social Security numbers weren't encrypted in compromised OPM database, says Archuleta

The Social Security numbers of some 4 million current and former workers that were potentially compromised in a breach of an Office of Personnel Management database were not encrypted, said OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.

4M feds could be affected in OPM hack

Hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management's computer systems and potentially compromised the personal data of about 4 million current and former employees, according to a statement from the agency emailed to reporters June 4.

FBI official calls for legal remedy to access encrypted communications in House hearing on terrorism

A senior FBI counterterrorism official emphasized the need for federal law enforcement officials to have the capability to legally access encrypted devices without the use of backdoors for investigating potential terrorist incidents.

Apple, Google and massive alliance tell Obama not to weaken encryption, introduce 'backdoors'

The companies were among more than 140 civil society groups, corporations, trade associations and security and policy experts urging President Obama to promote rather than undercut data encryption technology. 

Ex-NRC worker charged with attempted email phishing attack

A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker has been charged in connection with an attempted email spear-phishing attack that targeted dozens of Energy Department employee email accounts.

DHS secretary: Counterterrorism enters new phase, gov't seeking Muslim community help

Jeh Johnson says counterterrorism efforts wading into new territory as the Islamic State calls for attacks against U.S. military installations and local law enforcement and government buildings through social media.

Justice Department provides guidelines for planning responses to cyberattacks

Officials at the Cybersecurity Unit, part of the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, compiled the guidelines based on lessons learned by federal prosecutors handling cyber investigations.

Personal info of DHS, FBI and other fed officials posted online by right-wing group, CBS reports

Home addresses of senior and former officials of the Homeland Security Department, FBI and other agencies were posted online allegedly by an unidentified right-wing extremist group, the news organization reported April 15.

Firm: Hacker campaign against Israeli, Jewish groups limited to website vandalism

Hacking activities were in line with what the FBI predicted would happen. It said the groups can perform "low-level" distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks and website defacements, but the latter tactic is more likely.