A row has broken out in New Zealand after a blogger exposed serious security flaws in that country’s job-seeker network.
The blogger, Keith Ng, demonstrated that public job-seeker kiosks had unauthenticated access to the corporate network of the Ministry of Social Development (MND).
Cybersecurity is a big issue for governments lately, for it seems the number of people trying to gain access is on the increase. The White House is the latest victim in a long list of governmental institutions to receive attention, after a cyberattack on Sunday.
The Washington Free Beacon suggested that the hackers could have been attacking from inside China. The hackers gained access through "spear phishing", which is a method of email spoofing that sometimes yields results. This is one of those times.
Thanks to the FBI, the United States government will soon have a nationwide system in place capable of monitoring and identifying “persons of interest” virtually anywhere. The Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is designed to aid the FBI in tracking down and capturing criminals.
Fingerprints have been the primary unique identifier for law enforcement agencies of all levels for a century. Even with billions of samples on record, no two fingerprints have ever been found to be alike.
The government's spy agency, GCHQ, is to launch a programme today that aims to help business leaders in their attempts to tackle the growing threat of cyber attacks.
The programme, dubbed Cyber Security for Business, will be the first time that the government and intelligence services have co-operated directly with the private sector in this type of role and could be the first of many future programmes, the Independent newspaper reported.
China’s dominant telco vendors ZTE Corp and Huawei will take part in US congressional hearings next month regarding investigations of alleged Chinese spy threats to US telecommunications infrastructure.
The House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has invited both ZTE chairman Hou Weigui and Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu to testify. ZTE’s US arm confirmed its participation in the upcoming congressional hearing but Huawei has yet to publicly comment on whether any of its executives would take part.