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Hackers Usurp Dad’s Xbox, Drone Strike Triathelete and Loot Call Center

April 11, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Suspicious drone strike takes out triathlete The owner of a remote-controlled helicopter, which fell and reportedly hit a runner competing in a race in Western Australia, said the device was hacked into. 5-year-old ...

Hackers Mine DVRs for Bitcoin, Raid Liquor Stores and Target Web TV Watchers

April 4, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Security camera DVRs make for stupid bitcoin miners Hackers have been infecting recording devices to steal processing power for making the virtual currency. Texas liquor chain waited a year and a half to ...

Hackers Seduce Psychiatrist, Rip Off Cali Drivers and Taint Porn Site

March 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Government psychologist, robbed of laptop by a prostitute, must undergo evaluation A Washington state therapist who neglected to immediately confess that a hooker stole a computer containing medical information on 652 state Department ...

Hackers Hammer Hackers, Infect Patient Records and Nick Apple IDs

March 21, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Data thieves are victims too Websites that sold payment card information stolen from the Target breach were themselves hacked by unknown attackers. Hackers infiltrate Electronic Arts site to steal customer Apple IDs Software ...

IRS Employee Takes Home Thumb Drive With Data on 20,000 Colleagues

March 19, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An employee of the Internal Revenue Service took home a thumb drive with details on some 20,000 colleagues at the agency, Bloomberg reported this week. An inspector general report from last fall warned that a data loss prevention system designed to detect and prevent potential unauthorized transfers of information “was ...

Hackers Channel Biebs, Avenge Russian Occupation and Target Turkish Officials

March 14, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Bieber starts tweeting in tongues The 50 million followers of teen idol Justin Bieber received messages in Indonesian linking to an Android app called Shooting Stars. Hack into Russian systems exposes military dealings ...

GSA’s Chief Technology Officer Departing for the Private Sector

January 7, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Casey Coleman is leaving her position as the General Services Administration’s chief information officer to take a job at AT&T, GSA announced Tuesday. GSA’s Deputy CIO Sonny Hashmi will serve as acting CIO. At GSA, Coleman helped manage the agency’s $600 million information technology budget. She led GSA to become ...

Hackers Shark Poker Player, Spam Bank IDs and Target Gay Center Clients

December 13, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Oops-World’s largest transaction clearinghouse exposes client securities transfers Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation accidentally spammed an individual with login files containing IDs, transactions, and account details for high-profile clients. “Sharking” attack hacks a ...

The Federal Managers' Guide to Tech Trends in 2014

December 10, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This is a time of enormous change in government technology. Advances in cloud computing and mobile technologies are creating important opportunities for improving how agencies serve citizens and execute their missions. At the same time, new policies are requiring agencies to release vastly more data to the public than they ...

No More 'Wild Promises,' Insurer Doubts and Other HealthCare.gov News

December 3, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website for people to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act, has garnered a lot of attention from the media as well as technology analysts. Here's our daily roundup of some of the key reports you may have missed: President ...