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Internet of Things Looms Large in National Intelligence Assessment

February 10, 2016 09:290 comments
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Internet of Things and cyber security bear heavily on the US intelligence community, creating both risks and opportunities.

In-brief: the consequences of innovation and increased reliance on information technology, including the Internet of Things, pose serious challenges to the nation’s cyber defenses and the intelligence community’s “operational tradecraft,” said DNI James Clapper in a report to Congress. 

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Update: DOJ Compromise Spills Info on DHS, FBI Employees

February 8, 2016 13:070 comments
Update: DOJ Compromise Spills Info on DHS, FBI Employees

In-brief: A hacker appears to have compromised a U.S. government network and made off with hundreds of Gigabytes of data, including personal data on tens of thousands of employees of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.   Editors Note: This story was updated to include comment from the DOJ and DHS as well as expert commentary and analysis. PFR Feb 8 2016. 

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Update: Smart Toys Leak Info on Kids, Families

February 2, 2016 11:222 comments
Flaws in connected toys by Mattel and other manufacturers could leak personal information about children and families.

In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.

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Fraternal Order of Police Data Stolen, Leaked

January 29, 2016 11:341 comment
Data purported to belong to The Fraternal Order of Police was leaked online Thursday.

In-brief: The web site of the Fraternal Order of Police, an organization representing law enforcement officers in the United States, was offline Friday after reports that data stolen from the Order was posted online. 

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