How Mega-Breaches Could Literally Kill You

China hacks security clearance information

(ABC) Although it took a while for the whole story to emerge, we learned that more than 80 million customers of Anthem were exposed in a giant breach that included Social Security numbers (SSNs) and other kinds of sensitive personally identifiable information. A scant three months later, in March 2015, Premera began notifying 11 million members […]

ODNI warns of ‘human targeting’ in counterintelligence war

(Federal News Radio) Just because a federal employee or public sector worker doesn’t have a security clearance doesn’t make them less of a foreign intelligence target. In the latest video installment of the “Know the Risk — Raise Your Shield” campaign, which is backed by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center [under the Office of the […]

Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets

Children of the Corn The Chinese Corn Case has surfaced again: (DOJ) Mo Hailong, aka Robert Mo, 46, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to steal trade secrets before U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose of the Southern District of Iowa, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin E. […]