Massive Data Breach Could Potentially Impact Every Federal Agency

A massive data breach has the Obama administration scrambling to assess the situation. According to a congressional aide familiar with the situation, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which acts as the human resources department for the federal government, and issues security clearances as well as the Interior Department (DOI) were hacked. The data that has been stolen includes employees’ job assignments, performance ratings […]

Hackers Attack IRS Through ‘Get Transcript’ Feature; Steal Data on Over 100k Taxpayers

KrebsOnSecurity announced in March that cyber criminals were able to illegally access tax information for over 100,000 taxpayers by using the Internal Revenue Services’ own website. The information was confirmed today during a press conference by IRS commissioner John Koskinen. According to Koskinen, the hackers made approximately 200,000 attempts using the ‘Get Transcript’ application that was previously available on […]

MCSO Makes Largest Pot Bust in Arizona History

A seven-month surveillance investigation by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office led detectives to a south Phoenix warehouse that was operating an illegal pot-growing operation which is believed to be one of the biggest the sheriff’s department has ever shut down.. The warehouse had four growing rooms, featured two large roll-up doors, and was protected by a cinder-block perimeter wall topped with rolls of razor wire. During […]

Two Men Arrested in Connection to Fatal Shooting in South Carolina

Greensboro police and Guilford County deputies arrested Steven Richard Lewis, 29, of Greensboro, and Jason Andrew Cash Jr., 24, of Inman, S.C. yesterday morning. The two were wanted in connection with the fatal shooting death of 40-year-old Carey Michael Mauldin at his home on Highway 11 West in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Additionally, Mauldin’s girlfriend was shot, however she was […]