Following its mega-breach, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management suspends use of its online background check application system, citing a vulnerability. Also, the agency now faces a breach-related lawsuit filed on behalf of federal workers.
Just how bad is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach? Consider that spies may now have access to every secret - sexual, financial, familial, medical - shared by personnel seeking security clearances to access classified U.S. information.
China is the "leading suspect" behind the OPM breach, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who adds that until the U.S. can meaningfully deter such attacks, it must focus on getting better at defense, not retribution.
As threats evolve, healthcare organizations are embracing new solutions to protect health data. But data protection is not enough, says Microsoft's Leslie Sistla. Detection and response strategies are required.
China and the U.S. have agreed to create a new cyber "code of conduct." The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach, with President Obama urging Chinese officials to help lower cyber-related tensions.
Listen to an audio report on a House hearing where key federal lawmakers explain why Katherine Archuleta should be fired as Office of Personnel Management director in the wake of what could be the largest government breach ever.
India has yet to experience a data breach on the scale of Sony or Home Depot. But the market is growing, and so are breach risks, says Kroll's Reshmi Khurana. How must security leaders prepare their organizations?
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Congress that neither she nor anyone else at OPM should be held personally responsible for a breach of agency computers in which the personal information of millions was stolen.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the Intelligence Bureau to create a cybersecurity architecture and a specialised wing to augment infrastructure. This must be immediate, practical and real, experts say.
The hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management may have exposed personal information for "tens of millions" of people, a new report says, with a single database containing information for 18 million people.
Polish airline LOT claims that a hack attack disrupted its ground-control computers, leaving the airline unable to issue flight plans and forcing it to cancel or delay flights, grounding 1,400 passengers.