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DHS Video Game Hacking, Expedited Cyber Weapons Acquisition, and More

DHS Video Game Hacking, Expedited Cyber Weapons Acquisition, and More

  • The Economic Development Administration (EDA) networks remain offline after being compromised by a virus over 80 days ago. More here.
  • Though Smart Meters reduce traditional theft, the FBI found that hacking them can be very simple. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a contract to help them decode encrypted data on video game consoles. More here.
  • The Utah data breach reported yesterday may be ten times worse than expected, with 280,000 Social Security Numbers and 500,000 names possibly compromised. More here.
  • The Department of Defense is planning on speeding up its acquisition process for cyber weapons so that it could field them against specific targets in days. More here.
  • The National Archives and Records Administration is helping the Veteran’s Benefits Administration switch to a faster, more secure paperless system. More here.
  • The US Cyber Emergency Response Team has found more security holes that will not be patched, which researchers are calling “forever day” vulnerabilities, in industrial control systems. More here.
  • NASA revealed Version 2.0 of its Open Government plan for Nasa.gov and associated services. More here.