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Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyberespionage targets in U.S.

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A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" targets based in the U.S.

Privacy advocacy group sends 6.1 million faxes to Senate to protest CISA

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Privacy advocacy group, Fight For the Future announced their campaign generated 6.1 million faxes to Senators in protest of CISA

House, Senate weigh bills to strengthen intrusion, detection initiatives

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Congress is entertaining a pair of bills aimed at improving cybersecurity at government agencies.

AT&T asks FCC to drastically reduce $100M fine

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AT&T asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to limit its fine to no more than $16,000 and to delay non-monetary sanctions until they could undergo judicial review.

Survey: Nearly all Americans support and want retaliation for cyberattacks

Survey: Nearly all Americans support and want retaliation for cyberattacks

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A new poll indicates that Americans want the government to retaliate for cyberattacks that compromise sensitive data.

NSA to lose telephone metadata database access in November

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The White House detailed its plans for after the 180-day transition period covered under the USA Freedom Act.

CIA may pull spies from China after OPM hacks

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After data on 21.5 million former and current OPM workers was exposed, U.S. officials are concerned that hackers can use the information to determine the identity of spies operating in China.

Federal appeals court rules no expectation of privacy for preventable 'butt dials'

Federal appeals court rules no expectation of privacy for preventable 'butt dials'

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A federal appeals court ruled there is no expectation of privacy for "butt dials" that a caller doesn't' take reasonable steps to prevent.

OPM bringing users back on to e-QIP in increments

OPM bringing users back on to e-QIP in increments

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After a pair of breaches rocked OPM and a vulnerability was discovered in the agency's e-QIP system; now user access is slowly being re-enabled.

Senators introduce bill to expand DHS oversight of federal .gov domain

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A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation, that would increase the Department of Homeland Security's role in protecting federal the .gov domain.

FTC alleges LifeLock violated 2010 settlement by lying about security measures

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LifeLock is being investigated by the FTC for the second time after allegedly making false claims about security measures.

Security pros issue comments before Wassenaar Arrangement deadline

Security pros issue comments before Wassenaar Arrangement deadline

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The call for comments on the Wassenaar Arrangement closed on Monday after multiple heavy hitting tech experts and companies filed their thoughts.

Exclusive: Visa application portal closed following SC Magazine investigation

Exclusive: Visa application portal closed following SC Magazine investigation

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VFS Global closes visa application portal following SC Magazine investigation. Editable Schengen visa application forms accessed FOUR DAYS after operating company VFS Global said a vulnerability had been fixed.

Former Senator says Edward Snowden should be publicly executed

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During a speech earlier in July, retired Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), drew parallels between breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Edward Snowden's actions.

OPM rewrites privacy policy to allow for system investigations

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) rewrote its privacy regulations to allow legislators and outside entities to look through its databases for signs of data breaches.

DHS employees found using private web-based email on gov't PCs

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Certain employees at the Department of Homeland Security were exempted from the ban on private web-based email use on work computers.

Israel and U.S. issue joint statement on cybersecurity coordination

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The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security traveled to Israel to discuss the two countries' coordination on cybersecurity.

Rep. McCaul says U.S. should target ISIS social media influence

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Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said the U.S. should target the social media influence that the Islamic State uses to inspire domestic attacks.

Every Child Achieves Act requires DOE to submit cybereducation report

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An amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act takes on cybersecurity education in an effort to address worker shortage.

Lauri Love rearrested in U.K.

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Lauri Love, an Englishman accused of hacking into the U.S. Army, NASA and the Federal Reserve, was rearrested on Wednesday on an extradition warrant.

Thousands of vulnerabilities identified in government system

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The U.S. Department of the Interior received an Inspector General report that pointed out nearly 3,000 vulnerabilities in its system.

Army National Guard breach affects 850K, not related to OPM

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The Army National Guard said a data breach that may have impacted more than 850,000 current and former members.

ACLU asks appeals court to bar NSA bulk collection of data

ACLU asks appeals court to bar NSA bulk collection of data

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The government has argued that it can continue to collect data during the 180-day transition period to the USA Freedom Act.

Black market 'Darkode' bust leads to arrests in 20 countries

Black market 'Darkode' bust leads to arrests in 20 countries

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According to the FBI, the crackdown led to U.S. indictments against 12 individuals, including Darkode's alleged administrator.

Legislators call for lifetime identity protection for OPM data breach victims

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Nearly seven percent of the U.S. population was impacted in the OPM data breaches, and nine legislators are now calling for lifetime identity theft protection for them.

Iran deal prompts concerns over country's growing cyber program

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A diplomatic agreement that restricts Iran's nuclear program, may indirectly shift its focus towards cyber warfare efforts.

Russian hackers exploit unusual Java zero-day to hit unnamed NATO country

Russian hackers exploit unusual Java zero-day to hit unnamed NATO country

Cyber-espionage group 'Pawn Storm' has been exploiting an unusual Java zero-day vulnerability to carry out drive-by-download attacks on a NATO country and US defence company, according to Trend Micro.

Canadian court allows expansion of student loan breach lawsuit

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A Canadian federal court will allow students more options to pursue damages in a class action lawsuit against the government.

OPM repercussions might never be fully understood, says former White House cybersecurity advisor

OPM repercussions might never be fully understood, says former White House cybersecurity advisor

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Although the number of data breach victims is now qualified, the true effects of the breaches might continue for years to come.

Government agency initiates vulnerability disclosure discussions

Government agency initiates vulnerability disclosure discussions

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced on Thursday plans to launch its first cybersecurity "multistakeholder process" with a focus on vulnerability disclosure.

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