Government Downplayed Impact of Recent DOJ BreachAdded: Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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The American officials have downplayed the impact of the government data breach. We remind that the recent hack exposed personal data from 29,000 Department of Justice (DoJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff.
The intruders claimed to have stolen sensitive data from people employed by DoJ, including FBI officials, and from DHS. However, government sources claimed that the compromised data was insignificant in comparison to the recent breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). They explained that the department was investigating the illegal access of a system operated by one of its components containing employee contact data, but there was no indication at the time that there was any breach of sensitive data.
In the meantime, it became known that the leaked information posted anonymously on an encrypted website included a DHS personnel directory, including phone numbers and email addresses for people who have not worked for the department in years. A DoJ staff directory also appeared to be out of date. Hackers claiming responsibility for the breach announced they had compromised a DHS employee’s account and then used it to convince an FBI phone operator to grant access to the computer system of the Department of Justice.
As you know, things break regularly in government data security. A few months ago, the OPM hack exposed the deeply researched security clearances of 21.5 million current and former government employees and contractors. Of course, in comparison with that breach, the DHS hack seems far less severe, but it is nevertheless embarrassing after the agency had been designated the point of entry for all corporate information shared with government agencies in the program between industry and government.
A link to an encrypted page containing over 9,300 names, phone numbers, titles and email addresses from the DHS was published on Twitter account apparently used by several people responsible for the hack. The list of earlier victims included head of the DHS and head of the CIA. Screenshots of a web browser logged into a DoJ computer were also published on Twitter. According to the perpetrators of more than one recent hack, they’re acting out of sympathy for Palestine, as the hashtag #FreePalestine was noticed alongside several hacks.
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
|By the time it's a media release it only loosely resembles the truth. That is true for all Federal government and its contractors.|
|the best lies are founded on truth and having everyone lied too by the head of the CIA,NSA ,homeland and everyone else in a long line of chinese whispers the truth becomes diluted until instead of 21 million employees hacked only a few hundred are at risk sounds a lot better lest people lose all confidence in the dept of dirty tricks.||
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