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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].

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FILE -In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is under construction in Augusta, Ga. The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in lending for two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is expected to announce the deal at a speech in Washington on Wednesday, a day before he visits the $14 billion Vogtle nuclear plant being built by Southern Co. and several partners about 30 miles southeast of Augusta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Energy Dept. computers breached 159 times since 2010: Report

Department of Energy computers have been breached more than 150 times during a recent four-year span, a new investigation reveals, once again raising questions about the vulnerability of critical government networks amid a wave of attacks. Published September 10, 2015

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, center, takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, prior to testifying House Intelligence Committee hearing on cyber threats. From left are, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Clapper, and Director of the National Security Agency Adm. Michael Rodgers.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Cyberattacks increasing in scale and severity, intel chief warns

The nation's top intelligence officials told congressmen Thursday that passing new cybersecurity legislation is necessary because hackers on behalf of nation-states and groups such as the Islamic State are hitting the U.S. through persistent campaigns, despite recent well-publicized arrests and other would-be deterrents. Published September 10, 2015

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield hacked; 10.5M patients affected

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a health insurance provider in upstate New York, said a recently discovered data breach allowed hackers to potentially compromise the personal information of 10.5 million people. Published September 10, 2015