Vice President Biden Announces $25 Million in Funding for Cybersecurity Education with Focus on Minorities

Vice President Joe Biden has announced that the Department of Energy (DoE) will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support minorities and cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), two national labs and a…

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FBI Warns of Destructive Malware Post Sony Attack

Cybercriminals are targeting U.S. businesses with malware with destructive capabilities, much like the one that recently crippled Sony, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned late Monday. The malware described in the five-page confidential “flash” FBI warning issued to businesses on Monday appear to be the same as the one that affected Sony Pictures Entertainment last…

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Federal Weather System Breached

China-based attackers are back in the news again, this time for breaching the federal weather network, officials told the Washington Post. The initial intrusion appears to have occurred late September, but officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) did not take steps or notify proper authorities until October, the Post reported. NOAA declined…

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FBI Investigates Cyber Attack on US Postal Service

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack earlier this year against the U.S. Postal Service that exposed the personal information of every single employee. Personal information of more than 800,000 postal employees have been exposed, as well as customers who contacted the USPS call center by telephone or email between January and…

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