Archive for the ‘United States’ Category

United States set to Hand Over Control of the Internet to ICANN Today

October 1st, 2016

Since the foundation of the Internet, a contract has been handed over to the United States Commerce Department under which the department had given authority to regulate the Internet.

After 47 years, this contract ends tonight at midnight EDT i.e. Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

If you think that the United States owns the Internet, then you’re wrong. It doesn’t.

Founded in 1998, non-profit

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Here’s How Hackers Can Disrupt ‘911’ Emergency System and Put Your Life at Risk

September 13th, 2016

What would it take for hackers to significantly disrupt the US’ 911 emergency call system?

It only takes 6,000 Smartphones.

Yes, you heard it right!

According to new research published last week, a malicious attacker can leverage a botnet of infected smartphone devices located throughout the country to knock the 911 service offline in an entire state, and possibly the whole United States,

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Hack the Pentagon: Hackers find over 100 Bugs in U.S. Defense Systems

June 14th, 2016

The “Hack the Pentagon” bug bounty program by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has been successful with more than 100 vulnerabilities uncovered by white hat hackers in Pentagon infrastructure.

In March, the Defense Department launched what it calls “the first cyber Bug Bounty Program in the history of the federal government,” inviting hackers to take up the challenge of

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Hack the Pentagon — US Government Challenges Hackers to Break its Security

March 3rd, 2016

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has the plan to boost their internal and network security by announcing what it calls “the first cyber Bug Bounty Program in the history of the federal government,” officially inviting hackers to take up the challenge.

Dubbed “Hack the Pentagon,” the bug bounty program invites the hackers and security researchers only from the United States to

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191 Million US Voters’ Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

December 28th, 2015

BREAKING: A misconfigured database has resulted in the exposure of around 191 Million voter records including voters’ full names, their home addresses, unique voter IDs, date of births and phone numbers.

The database was discovered on December 20th by Chris Vickery, a white hat hacker, who was able to access over 191 Million Americans’ personal identifying information (PII) that are just

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Is China Behind the Massive Data Theft of 4 Million U.S. Officials?

June 6th, 2015

The US federal agency has notified its 4 Million current and former government employees that their private data has been compromised in a massive data breach.

Hackers managed to break into US government computer systems in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and steal records of Millions of employees, making it one of the largest known breaches of information ever on federal workers.

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