Federal Employee Personnel Records Compromised in Cyber Security Breach

On the heels of a June 4th announcement pertaining to a security breach that has compromised the personnel records of current and former Federal employees comes another announcement stating that additional systems were also compromised.

The affected systems contain sensitive information related to the background investigations of current, former and prospective Federal employees as well as those for whom a Federal background investigation was conducted.

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IC3 Issues Alert on CryptoWall Ransomware

The Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued an alert warning that U.S. individuals and businesses are still at risk of CryptoWall Ransomware fraud.

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LastPass Breached: Are Your Passwords Safe?

LastPass, an online password storing company has been hacked. The encrypted master passwords, email addresses and password reminders of their customers could now be in the hands of hackers.

The breach was detected last Friday and LastPass is confident the vast majority of the data stored remains protected. Nonetheless, they have taken new measures to ensure the security of the data that was not compromised.

Investing in Cyber Security

With reports of security breaches and stolen data on the rise, many corporations are overhauling their Cyber Security programs and practices.

This lack of a sense of security is causing investors to take notice while stocks in Cyber Security are on the rise.

4 Million Breached by Suspected Chinese Hackers

U.S. officials suspect that as many as 4 million government workers suffered a breach of their personal records by Chinese hackers. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, F.B.I., is currently investigating the breach which is believed to be one of the largest known thefts of government data.

Cyber Security experts also suspect these same hackers may be responsible for similar thefts of personal data at major healthcare firms Anthem and Premera.