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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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Cyberattack knocks U.K.'s National Crime Agency website offline

Britain's National Crime Agency was the victim of a cyberattack Tuesday that briefly knocked its website offline days after police in the U.K. arrested six individuals accused of using software to wage similar assaults. Published September 1, 2015

A June 10, 2015, file photo shows Ashley Madison's Korean website on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man/ File)

Ashley Madison claims surge of new users in wake of security breach

Ashley Madison says a massive security breach of the dating site and its 30 million-plus users hasn't slowed new signups, claiming that hundreds of thousands of new accounts have been registered in the last week amid global legal disputes and the loss of company's chief executive. Published August 31, 2015

Film Director Zak Penn shows a box of a decades-old Atari "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M., in this April 26, 2014, file photo, Producers of a documentary dug in an southeastern New Mexico landfill in search of millions of cartridges of the Atari "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" game that has been called the worst game in the history of video gaming and were buried there in 1983. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

'E.T.,' other Atari games fetch $107K at auction after 30 years in New Mexico landfill

Atari's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" has been called the worst video game in history by industry experts and gamers alike. But more than 30 years after it was released -- and after nearly a million unsold copies were buried in a landfill -- cartridges excavated from a New Mexico dumping ground have garnered $107,930 on eBay. Published August 31, 2015

This Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows an F-35C Joint Strike Fighter conducts an approach on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, 40 miles off San Diego, Calif. The Navy has completed the first two landings of F-35C Joint Strike Fighters, a milestone for the new plane. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Andy Wolfe)

A-10 vs. F-35: Air Force to test combat jets in head-to-head showdown

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter stands to be the most sophisticated jet in the Air Force's arsenal once ready for combat -- but the Pentagon wants to first see how the state-of-the-art aircraft performs against its old standby, the A-10 "Warthog." Published August 31, 2015

A student works with a computer and a calculator at Reynoldsburg High School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on Feb. 1, 2012. According to a new survey from Pew Research Center released Monday, March 16, 2015, more than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Email scams cost businesses $1.2B since 2013: FBI

Email scams targeting businesses and individuals alike are on the rise and have enabled hackers to steal upwards of $1.2 billion during the past two years, the FBI warned. Published August 28, 2015

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Select few pose vast majority of cyber risks, security firm warns

Cloud computing has changed the way organizations operate by allowing applications and data sets to be accessed from anywhere with Internet. But researchers warn in a new report that entire businesses can be easily brought down because of serious risks caused by a concentration of authority evidenced across the cloud. Published August 27, 2015

FBI Director James Comey speaks during a news conference at agency headquarters in Washington on March 25, 2015, after the release of the 9/11 Review Commission report. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Associated Press sues FBI for role in spyware scheme

The Associated Press has sued the FBI for failing to deliver documents regarding a 2007 case in which the agency used the AP's name to trick a suspect into installing spyware delivered through a bogus news article. Published August 27, 2015