GSA inks governmentwide database deal with IBM
The agreement allows federal agencies to purchase database solutions through a single contract at a tiered, discounted rate.
NIST challenge targets better de-identification techniques for public data
The agency is worried about "linkage attacks," where hackers collate a bunch of datasets to glean personally identifiable information from otherwise anonymized data.
MarsJoke ransomware variant targets local and state governments
A recently discovered strain of ransomware dubbed MarsJoke is predominantly targeting local and state government officials by luring them to click on malware-laden download links that appear to offer nonexistent package tracking services.
Critical vulnerability discovered in MySQL application
A researcher has discovered a critical security flaw in the world's most widely used open-source database application — one that could allow hackers to completely take over a web server.
Exposed U.S. voter database poses ‘extreme’ danger, researcher says
The database contained personal data on more than 150 million people — including voters’ addresses, full names and political stances.