Sen. Coburn Reams Fed Agencies Over Cybersecurity Lapses

Law360, Los Angeles (February 5, 2014, 8:33 PM EST) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on Tuesday accused the federal government of numerous cybersecurity breaches, arguing that U.S. infrastructure isn't fully protected despite $65 million spent on securing government computers and networks.

The senator's blistering report says the government's cyber weaknesses were exposed by events such as the February 2013 hack into the U.S. Emergency Alert System that broadcast warnings of zombie attacks in U.S. cities, and other hacks that compromised information about the...
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