State Department

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2016
Georgia traced an attempted breach of voter registration database to DHS

Georgia’s secretary of state, Brian Kemp, revealed that voter registration database was targeted by hackers with IP address linked to the DHS. While President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence agencies to deeper investigate the alleged Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential Election, Georgia announced it’s traced an attempted breach of the state’s voter registration database to the DHS. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2015
OPM hack results in 21.5 million people being exposed to an unknown party

After revelations in June about the hack to the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), now it’s time to clarify and explain the extent of the data breach. After the disclosure in June about the hack to the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), now was time to clarify and explain the extent of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2015
OPM hack: White House orders the adoption of best practices

Following the recent OPM data breach the White House requested IT administrators to implement and adopt basic security measures. A few days ago news media agencies reported the data breach at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), according to the US Government the hack is one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data. Data […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2015
Chinese hackers had access to millions records of US workers

US Government announced that a major data breach likely backed by Chinese hackers caused the exposure of data belonging to millions of government workers. Once again a data breach interested systems of the US government, the Obama administration on Thursday confirmed to have been the victim of a major cyber attack. According to the US […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2015
US State Department – Hackers still in the Email System

Three months from the incursion in the network of the U.S. State Department e-mail system, US specialists are still working to secure the networks. In November 2014 the State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system in response to a suspected cyber attack. ‘Activity of concern’ was detected in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2013
US retaliation strategy against hackers

The year started very difficult for the U.S. government, its networks have been constantly hit by hackers that for different reasons have tried to steal sensitive information and intelligence secrets. The principal menaces against US come from state-sponsored hackers and hacktivists, in the last months we have read of many cyber attacks, mainly for cyber […]