A yearly $10bn effort to protect sensitive Government data is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyber attacks.
According to a report by the Guardian, data from military secrets to social security numbers is being unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors.
Workers scattered across more than a dozen agencies, from the defence and education departments to the National Weather Service, are responsible for at least half of the federal cyber incidents reported each year since 2010, according to an Associated Press analysis of records. They have clicked links in bogus phishing emails, opened malware-laden websites and been tricked by scammers into sharing information.
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