The Last Government Shutdown Rocked The NSA. Another Will Only Increase The Suffering.
“For so long, NSA made the emphasis on the mission,” said one former agency hacker who dealt with the previous shutdown. “It’s clear that Congress didn't care about the mission if they were willing to act like petulant children.”
FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say
In a secret deal, a French company purchased code from a Kremlin-connected firm, incorporated it into its own software, and hid its existence from the FBI, according to documents and two whistleblowers. The allegations raise concerns that Russian hackers could compromise law enforcement computer systems.
A Hacker Hero Has Been Banned From Cyber Conferences After Decades Of Inappropriate Behavior
The claims against John Draper, better known as Cap'n Crunch, a pioneer hacker and an early associate of Apple cofounders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, are yet another example of how celebrity can be abused.
People Are Freaking Out Over Whether Their Credit Cards Were Stolen In The OPM Hack
The fraud detection company hired by the government to help employees is overwhelmed with requests, though no one is sure if the credit cards being reported as stolen were part of the OPM hack, or just old-fashioned hacking.