Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management. But on Thursday, officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks. The first was the Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) system, an entity hosted for OPM at the Department of the Interior's shared service data center.
The Syrian Electronic Army, the notorious hacking group that has hit several high-profile media companies such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, and CNN, hacked the Washington Post mobile site on Thursday afternoon.
For a brief period of time, visitors to the Post’s mobile site (m.washingtonpost.com) saw pop-up alerts with messages such as “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.”
When we last checked in with Keurig, the coffee machine maker had just turned itself into a big, fat target for copyright reform activists. The problem: Keurigs’s promise to make its 2.0 machines incompatible with any single-serving coffee pods it hadn’t licensed. Critics compared the approach to the DRM restrictions that hobble the sharing of digital music.
And as with DRM, it now appears that Keurigs have been hacked.
The devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment entered a new phase this weekend, after it was revealed that five unreleased Sony-made films have leaked onto file-sharing Internet sites and the studio confirmed that it is working with law enforcement to catch those responsible.
Chinese hackers have attacked the US weather satellite network, causing services to be sealed off for a period.
The US regularly accuses China of state sponsored assaults on its businesses, industries and utilities.
The US is currently talking of a cooling in trade hostilities that would ensure the smooth passage of technology sales, but the cyber attack allegations still keep coming. The Washington Post reported that the weather satellite attacks happened in September, but were not revealed until late October.