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City of Atlanta Hit By Ransomware Attack

March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The City of Atlanta computer network was hit by a ransomware attack last week. The attack left a portion of the city’s data encrypted. According to city officials the full extent of the attack is still...

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). In recognition the African-American Cyber Report will be participating with the Department of Homeland Security to promote awareness of cyber security issues and personal safety online. Each...

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Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba himself, has jumped from the basketball court to the venture capital game. According to the Wall Street Journal Bryant has teamed up with investor Jeff Stibel to launch a $100 million fund for...

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Obama Issues Cyber Response Directive

August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

President Obama has sealed his legacy as not only America’s first African-American president but also America’s first cyber president. No president before has overseen the development of internet initiatives and cyber warfare capabilities as President...

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Breach Brief – FBI, DHS

February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The personal information of nearly 30,000 federal employees, including FBI employees may have been compromised.  According to Motherboard.com an anonymous hacker used a compromised Department of Justice email account to gain access to the department’s intranet....

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Hackers Hit OPM Again!

June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Uncle Sam’s Office of Personnel Management has suffered a major data breach.  The personnel records of as many as 4 million current and former federal employees may have been compromised. According to a press release...

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Halloween’s Most Horrible Hacks

October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Halloween happens in just a few days. And on that frightful night some pretty horrifying little creatures will be knocking at your door. Terror and fright on Halloween is all fun and games. But real...

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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating “Backoff”  the latest malware to strike the point of sale systems of over 600 retailers.  Point of sale systems or POS are the small card readers used nearly...

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U.S. Government Personnel System Hacked

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed Thursday that the Office of Personnel Management computer systems may have been hacked. The Office of Personnel Management essentially functions as the federal government’s human-resources agency. DHS officials...

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