A cyber attack on the IT network of Polish airline LOT saw at least 10 flights grounded this past weekend, resulting in no creation of flight plans and outbound flights not being able to depart Warsaw. Full Article
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By Mark Graff
Two different cyber breaches of the federal Office of Personnel Management were made public last week. The first one involving, at a minimum, the Social Security numbers of over 4 million past and present federal workers got the most attention. As bad as that news is, the second breach will have far more serious long-term implications for U.S. national security: it means the Chinese government may have access to the personal secrets of the very people we rely on to hold China’s military ambitions in check.Late last Friday, new reports surfaced about the additional, earlier loss at OPM. According to unnamed Federal officials speaking to the Washington Post and ABC News, Chinese attackers also stole copies of the highly confidential information supplied by anyone who has applied for a U.S. security clearance in the past several years. The national security implications of the second disclosure are staggering, and far-reaching. To see why, let us compare the information in the two breaches. [Read more…]
ALLENTOWN, PA. – It’s being called one of the most significant breaches of federal networks in US history. Last week, it was revealed that personal records of four million current and former federal workers were accessed by a massive hack that appears to be traced to China, and the president says things will get worse before they get better. So, how bad are we talking here, and what needs to be done to stop these attacks? Mark Graff, former CISO of NASDAQ and one of the foremost experts of the cyber security community, happened to be in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday morning. He stopped by 69 News at Sunrise to share his thoughts with WFMZ’s Eve Tannery:
Read more from WFMZ.com at: http://www.wfmz.com/news/sunrise/cyber-security-expert-weighs-in-on-alleged-china-hack-future-concerns/33526018
In case you missed it this morning, Mark Graff spoke with CNN International on China’s hack into the United States Government’s Office of Personnel Management. As the former Chief Information Officer of NASDAQ and one of the foremost experts of the Cyber Security community, Mark added his insight into the hack and to the worries that follow with this major cyber security breach.
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