Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government’s personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and others. Continue reading
The agency that failed to secure data on millions of federal workers is now being criticized by its own independent watchdog over a plan to modernize its aging computer networks. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company.
The widely used disk-encryption tool TrueCrypt made an announcement Wednesday that the system is insecure and therefore unsafe. This unforeseen statement shocked the crypto world, as TrueCrypt has been considered one of the most secure software. Continue reading
News Corp.’s James Murdoch, son of owner Rupert Murdock, announced Thursday that the media giant’s widely circulated tabloid, News of the World, would cease publication Sunday after 168 years amid a scandal involving phone hacking and allegations of police bribery. Judy Woodruff reports on the news that electrified Britain. Continue reading
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D – N.Y., went before cameras Monday to admit to sending sexually explicit photos and messages to several different women. Jeffrey Brown discusses the scandal with NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian. Continue reading