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Nov
10

Hackers plague federal agencies

From: AP via The Fresno Bee

By Martha Mendoza

A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and unwittingly is being undermined by federal employees and contractors.

Workers scattered across more than a dozen agencies, from the Defense and Education departments to the National Weather Service, are responsible for at least half of the federal cyberincidents reported each year since 2010, according to an Associated Press analysis of records.

They have clicked links in bogus phishing emails, opened malware-laden websites and been tricked by scammers into sharing information.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/11/09/4227193_hackers-plague-federal-agencies.html?sp=/99/406/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

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