A man visits a hacker community website at a house in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an official said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Bad computer-password practices could lead to a phishing-attack crisis

In today’s Federal Newscast: Bad computer password practices could lead to phishing attacks at the Interior Department. 2022 Unclassified Defense Department…

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Federal IT pros optimistic about security, but insider threats remain a challenge

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House subcommittee continues to chip away at DISA

A House panel suggested moving DoD network defense responsibilities away from DISA and over to a “one-stop-shop” for all things cyber.

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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, a customer inserts a credit card to buy gas in Haverhill, Mass. It’s always good to pay off your credit card debt, but now may be a better time than ever to do so. Americans’ debt levels have been creeping back up recently and interest rates are expected to rise soon. That’s a combination that could put consumers in a bind if they’re carrying a balance on their cards. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Hackers steal hundreds of government credit card numbers

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department says malicious hackers managed to steal the credit card numbers of several hundred people who’d been…

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Jared Serbu: DoD anti-hacker program uncovers 3,000 bugs

The Defense Department’s vulnerability disclosure policy lets anyone in the world report security holes they find in the DoD system without fear of prosecution.

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