Federals Responded to Latest Hack by Asking for More Data CollectionAdded: Saturday, June 13th, 2015
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Congressional leaders pointed out that the latest major government data leak means that the Senate should hand the American government greater cybersecurity powers. This is despite the obvious fact that such move would place even more consumer data into the hands of the hackers.
A few days ago, it became known that personal data of about 4m federal employees leaked after the previously unknown software intrusion dubbed a “zero day” attack. The hackers managed to access networks operated by the Office of Personnel Management, which hosts high-level security clearances and government employee records.
This incident led to calls for the Senate to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, but industry experts questioned the wisdom of collecting even more data if it can be hacked again. In short words, the government is seeking additional powers, which is also a major legislative priority for the NSA, because it would enable it to obtain access to new private data, especially from financial companies.
On the other hand, the so-called “information-sharing” bills are intended to expand legal protections for private businesses to share hacking patterns with the government. At the same time, privacy advocates point out that the nature of cyber threats will demand to provide much customer and private data to the government without adequate privacy protections.
A number of civil-society groups and cybersecurity specialists noted that American agencies will have to automatically disseminate to the NSA all cyber threat indicators, including personal data about individuals. At the same time, statistics said that over 67,000 actual or detected security breaches occurred in 2014, with the homeland security department reporting over 1,800 “pieces of computer equipment lost or stolen”.
For example, Justice Department employees were tricked into downloading malware more than 180 times, the staff of Department of Defense is responsible for 370 malware downloads. McAfee Labs also noted recently that phishing attacks are increasing in sophistication. It seems that the prospect of unreported or undetected hacks means that the actual picture of cyber vulnerability is even worse that officially claimed.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
|What could possibly go wrong?|
|Its catch-22 give it to Govt. they screw you,than allow it to go to the evil hackers(non file sharing kind) they screw you and so on and so on ad infinite..........||
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