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Russian hackers suspected in Pentagon e-mail system hack

An anonymous Defense Department official claims hackers infiltrated an e-mail system at the Pentagon late last month. The system, used by roughly 4,000 personnel that work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is of unclassified nature according to sources as…

Pentagon to quintuple cyber defense personnel

Although yet to be formally announced, a report by the Washington Post reveals plans by the Department of Defense to bolster its Cyber Command unit. The Pentagon's cyber defense force is currently comprised of roughly 900 military and civilian personnel,…

Solar panel management systems vulnerable to attack, DHS warns

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued another industrial control warning (pdf) regarding critical vulnerabilities found across a number of solar panel systems. Affected systems can be easily exploited using "proof of concept" code developed by security researchers Roberto Paleari…