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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

The hacker collective Anonymous. (YouTube)

Anonymous begins dumping alleged KKK contact info

Hacktivist group Anonymous has begun releasing contact information purported to belong to members of the Ku Klux Klan after promising to reveal the identity of 1,000 Klansmen later this week. Published November 2, 2015

U.S. Army Pfc. Amy Alexanders dresses in her Marine Standard battle gear before taking part in a physical demands study in Ft. Stewart, Ga. Congress is prodding the armed forces to come up with a special line of women's combat boots, in different styles, as studies show that military women are more susceptible to stress fractures from marching and training. (Associated Press)

Army opens nearly 20K artillery jobs to enlisted women

The U.S. Army has given women the go-ahead to apply to nearly 20,000 new field artillery positions, opening the door for actively serving females to apply for military occupational specialties previously only reserved for men. Published October 30, 2015

A New York National Guard Sikorsky Blackhawk UH-60 helicopter carries New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state lawmakers on a tour of flood damaged areas in Binghamton and the Southern Tier, flying from the Greater Binghamton Airport in Johnson City  N.Y., in this Sept. 9, 2011, file photo. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Black Hawk drone: Unmanned chopper passes critical Pentagon test

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk has been a staple of U.S. military operations going back more than 30 years, but the Pentagon is now closer than ever to ditching one of the iconic chopper's most important components: the pilot. Published October 30, 2015

Pentagon picks Northrop Grumman for $80 billion LRS-B bomber project

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a lucrative contract by the Department of Defense that will see the Virginia-headquartered contractor supply the Air Force with the military's first fleet of stealth Long Range Strike Bombers, or LRS-Bs. Published October 28, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a meeting of the Alabama Democratic Conference in Hoover, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Clinton tells black Alabama Democrats that she'd champion voting rights in the White House. She says Republicans are dismantling the progress of the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/Mark Almond)

Clinton donors include half of living 'Fat Cats' who bought stays in Lincoln Bedroom

The names of individuals who've contributed to Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign are likely to ring a bell among those who've been watching the White House since her husband held office -- and those donors might soon ring the doorbell to the White House as well if history stands any chance of repeating. Published October 26, 2015

Secretary Jeh Johnson of the Department of Homeland Security. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Cyber bill 'CISA' nearing Senate vote as opposition mounts

The Senate will finally vote on a controversial information-sharing bill in a matter of days, but objections from Silicon Valley's biggest corporations could keep Congress once again from approving a legislative effort to stymie cyberattacks through public-private partnership. Published October 22, 2015

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a meeting in Tehran, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.  (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran's Ayatollah gives go-ahead on nuclear deal

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei signed off Wednesday on the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, but not without raising his concerns about the multinational pact that will lift long-standing sanctions in exchange for adjustments to the Iranian atomic research program. Published October 21, 2015

While CIA Director John O. Brennan pushed aside questions about the legitimacy of news reports alleging that deep nuclear and missile cooperation already exists between Iran and North Korea, he stressed that CIA officials are "not going to assume that's not going to happen." (Associated Press)

WikiLeaks posts CIA Director John Brennan's hacked emails

WikiLeaks on Wednesday posted apparently authentic intimate personal details of CIA Director John Brennan, including his health history, home address and wife's Social Security number, in the latest hacking scandal to spill sensitive government information. Published October 21, 2015