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Andrew Blake

Andrew Blake is a digital writer/cybersecurity reporter for The Washington Times. He is passionate about cybersecurity, technology and the Internet. Andrew graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in cultural anthropology. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Andrew Blake

A tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Harvard debate team loses to inmates from maximum-security prison

Harvard University's award-winning debate team is among the best in the world, but undergrads at the Ivy League school fell short of securing a victory recently against a rather unusual adversary: a panel of inmates from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. Published October 7, 2015

Max Schrems, left, and his lawyer Herwig Hofmann, right, walk in the hallway at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Europe's highest court has ruled in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumers. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

EU voids data-sharing deal for U.S. firms

Europe's top court ruled Tuesday that data stored on U.S. servers isn't adequately protected because of government spying, a giant blow to companies such as Facebook and Google that had relied on a 15-year-old data-sharing agreement with the European Union and now may be forced to change the way they handle private data and user records. Published October 6, 2015

This Thursday, Jan. 9, 2013, photo, shows a 2013 1040-ES IRS Estimated Tax form at H&R Block tax preparation office in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) ** FILE **

Billions in income leaving D.C. region for low-tax states

Billions of dollars worth of income once destined for tax collectors in Virginia, Maryland and the greater District of Columbia has instead bankrolled official government business elsewhere as new statistics highlight migration patterns among money-makers out of the mid-Atlantic. Published October 6, 2015

A man uses a cellphone as he passes a T-Mobile store in New York in this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

T-Mobile customers affected by huge Experian hack

Hackers have made off with personally identifiable information of roughly 15 million T-Mobile customers, and the CEO of the telecom said he's "incredibly angry" at a third-party company he blames for the data breach. Published October 2, 2015

This portion of an email from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email account when she was secretary of state and released by the State Department on Sept. 30, 2015, shows an email Clinton received early in the morning on Aug. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Hillary Clinton's personal email account targeted by foreign hackers

Security experts believe eastern European cybercriminals may have been behind an attempt to hack Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2011 while she was secretary of state, but representatives for the presidential hopeful say no evidence exists to suggest the attacks were successful. Published October 2, 2015

A solider stands guard near a military aircraft in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel traveled to Kandahar Air Base to speak with U.S. troops and thank them for being deployed for the holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool)

U.S. Army soldiers sentenced over Afghan gas scheme

Four current and former members of the U.S. Army have been sentenced to prison for their part in a scheme that duped the military out of over $10 million by stealing gasoline and selling it on the black market. Published October 1, 2015

A cyber security threat map is displayed inside a lounge during the RSA Conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in San Francisco. Threat analysts, security vendors and corporate IT administrators have gathered here to talk about malicious software, spear-phishing and other attacks that can steal money or secrets from companies and consumers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Security incidents up 1,121 percent among federal agencies: report

Government auditors say security deficiencies and "persistent weaknesses" across the board have put critical information systems at risk and continues to warrant wide scale changes to the way federal databases and networks are maintained. Published September 30, 2015