In the more than two weeks that have passed since the story initially broke, reality has begun to set in on the depth and breadth of the attack on the Office of Personnel Management, one of the worst breaches in federal government history. Some questions still surround the identities of the hackers and the intent for the gathered information, but one thing is clear: The hack was much worse than anyone originally thought.
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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday that a cybersecurity breach had occurred in its systems. China is suspected to have carried out the attack.
China has easily retained its crown as the top source of attack traffic, originating more than three times the observed attack traffic as second place holder U.S., according fourth quarter data compiled by Akamai.
Sponsored data programs are funding mobile data use in emerging markets, including BYOD programs at companies in those regions, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
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The United States Postal Service, or USPS, reported this week that it was hacked. The breach affects over 800,000 employees and all customers who contacted the agency by phone or email between January 1 and August 16, 2014.
China, the world's largest mobile phone market, has been seen for years by vendors as a place of seemingly unlimited demand for mobile technology. That time may be over.
The Asia-Pacific region continues to be a leader in adopting new mobile technology and devices.