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Pentagon group’s Twitter account suspended over Davao blasts joke

The Pentagon building in Washington, DC, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. AFP FILE PHOTO

The US Department of Defense has suspended the Twitter account of its counter-improvised explosive device group after it cracked a joke about twin blasts in cinemas in Davao City that people in the security circles didn’t find funny.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Pentagon eyes fivefold boost of cybersecurity force–report

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta AP

The US Department of Defense has approved a fivefold expansion of its cybersecurity force over the coming years in a bid to increase its ability to defend critical computer networks, The Washington Post reported late Sunday.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pentagon looks to social media as new battlefield

The Pentagon is asking scientists to figure out how to detect and counter propaganda on social media networks in the aftermath of Arab uprisings driven by Twitter and Facebook.

Posted: July 21st, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pentagon discloses largest-ever cyber theft

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon on Thursday revealed that in the spring it suffered one of its largest losses ever of sensitive data in a cyberattack by a foreign government. It is a dramatic example of why the military is pursuing a new strategy emphasizing deeper defenses of its computer networks, collaboration with private industry and new steps [...]

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Lockheed Martin confirms attack on its IT network

Lockheed Martin focuses on advanced technology systems, including some of the most sophisticated  weaponry, such as Stealth Fighter technology. AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File

Top US defense contractor Lockheed Martin said Sunday that it had successfully warded off “a significant and tenacious” attack on its information systems network.

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Infotech | Read More »

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