Daily Archives: May 28, 2008

Records detail security failure in base file theft (SD Union-Tribune, 5/22/08)

A group suspected of stealing secret files on potential terrorists in San Diego and elsewhere apparently operated with impunity from one of Camp Pendleton’s most heavily guarded buildings, newly obtained court records and investigative reports show. Its members – military … Continue reading

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Congress Alarmed At Cyber-Vulnerability Of Power Grid (Forbes, 5/22/08)

Last June, the Department of Homeland Security leaked a video documenting a disturbing experiment. Using only digital means, researchers hacked into a power plant’s generator and caused it to cough and shake before shutting down in a cloud of black … Continue reading

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Feds encrypt 800,000 laptops; 1.2 million to go (Network World, 5/22/08)

U.S. government agencies are scrambling to plug one of their biggest security holes: sensitive information — names, addresses and Social Security numbers, for example — stored on laptops, handhelds and thumb drives. In the last year, agencies have purchased 800,000 … Continue reading

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China (Country threat level – 3)

Officials reported that they halted services on a major subway line that circles Beijing on two separate occasions on 28 May 2008, citing unspecified emergencies. Local media sources stated later that the No.2 line was suspended due to technical issues. … Continue reading

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