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Second Nude Data Dump Nets Kim Kardashian

September 23, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow More explicit photos have shown up on the chat site 4chan, including purported images of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Hayden Panettiere, Kaley Cuoco, Hope Solo and an underage Disney star, among other female celebrities. It’s not clear how this breach went down. Researchers told TIME they believe the ...

VA Staffer Sent Hospitalwide Email Detailing Vet’s Suicide

September 19, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Department of Veterans Affairs employee might have broken patient privacy law when in response to bad press he circulated an email about a veteran’s suicide throughout a VA hospital, the Arizona Republic reports. The death had been highlighted in a political ad by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. “Glenn Costie, ...

IT Worker Wanted For $40 Million Nigerian Bank Hack

September 17, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is asking citizens for information on the whereabouts of Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou, a financial institution information technology staffer who allegedly ripped off his employer, Sophos reports. Authorities claim he “fraudulently connived with some scammers and hacked into his bank’s database” and transferred out about ...

Saks Staff Splurged $400,000 on Shoes Using Customers’ Credit Card Data

September 16, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Six employees at Saks Fifth Avenue dreamed up an inexpensive way to obtain more than 100 pairs of designer footwear and other accessories from the luxury retailer, ABC News reports. A 36-year-old woman allegedly stole clients’ payment card data from store computers, shared the information with five sales associates and ...

Information Security: From the Enterprise to the Employees

September 15, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Any senior government technology leader knows the basics of keeping their systems and data safe. But the biggest threats have the potential to take advantage of anyone working at an agency. The risk is only doubled by mobility as every employee carries a device. So how can senior leaders make ...

What Do CIOs Do Again?

September 12, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chief information officers within and outside government increasingly have to bridge the worlds of business and technology, a trend that will only continue upward, according to federal CIOs. “The fundamental role of government is changing,” General Services Administration CIO Sonny Hashmi said this week at a breakfast hosted by AFCEA ...

5 Million ‘Old’ Gmail Accounts Reportedly Leaked to the Masses

September 10, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hackers have posted a database containing the credentials of millions of Gmail users on a Bitcoin online forum, according to Russian media outlets. The list was published Tuesday evening. A member of the message board – the Bitcoin Security online forum – claims more than 60 percent of the accounts ...

Hackers Attacking Israeli Think Tank Aren’t Interested in State Secrets

September 9, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The website of a respected Israel-based foreign policy institute -- the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs -- has been infected with code that is trying to steal bank account information from visitors. The campaign looks like an “advanced persistent threat-style attack” devised to siphon intelligence from government officials browsing the ...

Livestream: Nextgov Prime 2014

September 9, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Aligning Federal, State and Local Efforts: How to Maximize Technology's Impact Across Multiple Levels of Government Mitch Herckis: Director of Government Affairs, National Association of State Chief Information Officers Adrian Gardner: Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security Jonathan Feldman: Chief Information Officer, City of Asheville, ...

And the Winners Are ... 2014 Nextgov Bold Awards Recognize Tech Problem Solvers

September 8, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new system for tracking weapons of mass destruction in the field, a project to put tablet devices in the hands of Peace Corps volunteers decamping overseas and a $6 billion effort to better secure the dot-gov domain. Those are just some of the projects recognized Monday at the second ...