15 Oct 2021

Three South African ministers freed after standoff with veterans

Three government ministers held hostage by veterans for compensation for their ole in the fight against apartheid were released by South African special forces. The incident occurred Thursday night in a hotel in the capital of Pretoria after a meeting between veterans and top government officials. The Minister in the

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12 May 2021

Hackers Stole Data On Nearly 200,000 Veterans Seeking Disability Benefits

An unprotected database containing private information on hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans was found by Jeremiah Fowler last month. The security researcher discovered evidence that hackers may have stolen the data during a cyberattack. The database belonged to United Valor Solutions, based in North Carolina. The company provides disability

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29 Jan 2020

The VA’s First Chief Innovation Officer Aims to Speed Up the Delivery of Cost-Saving Services

The Innovation Center run by the Veteran Affairs Department was established just over a decade ago but is currently undergoing a transformation to include a chief innovation officer. The role will be filled by Michael Akinyele, a current first-time federal employee who currently serves as the center’s principal lead. Akinyele

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25 Sep 2019

Iranian Government Hackers Target US Veterans

A state-backed hacking group that was recently spotted going after IT providers in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, has launched a new campaign targeting United States veterans using a fake employment website called “Hire Military Heroes.” New research by Cisco shows that the hacking group, known

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07 Dec 2018

Foreign Trolls Are Targeting Veterans on Facebook

“Last year, an Oxford study revealed that military veterans are ripe targets for exploitation by foreign powers seeking to undermine American democracy. The report concluded that veterans are more likely than the average person to be community leaders and that their political opinions have significant influence on those around them.

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