Cyberwarfare comes to Congress.
Congressional staffers are the gateway to all lawmaking on the Hill, but they also may be unwittingly opening the door to hackers.
The Hill’s networks are under constant attack. In 2013 alone, the Senate Sergeant at Arms’ office said it investigated 500 potential examples of malicious software, some from sophisticated attackers and others from low-level scammers. And that’s just the serious cases — in a different measurement, the House IT security office said in 2012 it blocked 16.5 million “intrusion attempts” on its networks.