In the face of continued attacks on federal agencies and contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton and IRC Federal that do highly sensitive security work for the U.S. government, Sen. John McCain has asked Senate leaders to appoint a select committee to look into the attacks and data leaks that have plagued Washington throughout 2011.
Anonymous, the international cyberactivist network, has announced the release of 90,000 military email logins which its members obtained in one of the biggest-ever hacking operations.
Apple is rushing to fix a security hole found in its iOS mobile software following a stern warning from a German IT security department.
For the third time in a week, hackers have released information pilfered from compromised online accounts of Arizona law enforcement officers.
Under the “AntiSec” umbrella, the combined Anonymous-LulzSec hacker group is targeting government agencies, financial institutions, and other high-profile targets. AntiSec first released e-mails, phone numbers, passwords, and other information belonging to the Arizona Department of Public Safety on June 23. The hackers said they are targeting the police organization to protest “racial-profiling anti-immigrant” policies, specifically SB1070, which makes it a crime to be in Arizona without documentation proving United States residency.