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Monday, August 25, 2014

More cyber intrusions

More cyber intrusions at the "for-profit" federal organization tasks with doing clearances! The latest one targeted employees of DHS. What a mess:

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

Aug 22, 7:16 PM (ET) By STEPHEN BRAUN

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of an incident that is under active federal criminal investigation, said the number of victims could be greater. The department was informing employees whose files were exposed in the hacking against contractor USIS and warning them to monitor their financial accounts.

Earlier this month, USIS acknowledged the break-in, saying its internal cybersecurity team had detected what appeared to be an intrusion with "all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." Neither USIS nor government officials have speculated on the identity of the foreign government. A USIS spokeswoman reached Friday declined to comment on the DHS notifications. us--security_clearances-hacking -3bd5aa797f.html


Anonymous said...

Privatize USIS management as a for-profit business, that's the solution! Works every time.

Oh, wait.... the granting of US clearances has already been privatized as a for-profit business outfit. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

DHS - a poor idea developed in a knee jerk response, kind of like the NNSA

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know, Obama will probably be granting automatic security clearance to all the illegals once they cross the border into America.

This country is totally messed up!

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