#infosec | Pests Force Estonian Government Offline

The government of Estonia lost internet access after hungry rats chewed through fiber-optic cable located underground near the country’s capital, Tallinn.  Estonian State Portal www.eesti.ee—a secure internet environment through which the country’s residents can easily access state e-services and information—was forced offline for 5 hours as a result of the…

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#infosec | US Government Agencies Outline Security Strategy for 2020 Election

American government agencies gathered in Washington, DC, yesterday to describe how they plan to fight interference in next year’s presidential election.   In a lengthy hearing titled Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies, high-ranking members of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the US Election Assistance Commission,…

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#hacking | Government fixes 31 vulnerabilities found by ‘white hat’ hackers; scheme for public to report more bugs launched, Tech News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The Government has rectified 31 vulnerabilities in its systems found by ethical or “white hat” hackers who had been invited to look for bugs, and it has launched a new complementary programme to invite members of the public to do so too. The 31 vulnerabilities were found in…

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