May 25, 2024

China Behind April US Cyber Security Breach

Michael McCaul

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House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) says China was involved with April’s largest security breach ever of federal data, reports The Hill, and that the breach revealed important information about US operating procedures.

Security breaches occurred at 90 percent of large UK businesses, according to a report out of the United Kingdom that also finds the average cost for a severe online security breach can reach $4.8 million, reports Forbes.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) calls for more US funding to combat cyberattacks, reports The Hill.

Lax social media protocol at ISIS leads to an Air Force airstrike that destroyed an ISIS headquarters building, reports Defense Tech. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal says a  “numbers game” won’t win the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, reports The Hill. The organization and its ability to communicate must be destroyed.

Forbes calls the Air Force’s innovation in acquisition inspired under the leadership of Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh.

US DefSec Ash Carter calls for increased defense budgets in Europe, noting growing NATO challenges, reports Defense News.

Defense News reports on new governments in Finland and Denmark and what that means for weapons purchases. Lockheed Martin’s F-35A, Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Eurofighter Typhoon remain under consideration in Denmark for an estimated $4.5 billion contract. In Finland, the Saab Gripen JAS 39-E/F, French Dassault Rafale, the F-35 Lightning II, the F/A-18E Super Hornet and the Eurofighter Typhoon are replacement options for a contract approaching $8 billion.

Hubble sends home news of Pluto’s four moons, reports the BBC.

 

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