U.S. Dept. of Agriculture hacked

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by imhotep, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. imhotep

    imhotep Guest

    "Online thieves compromised systems at the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
    stealing personal information on 26,000 employees in the Washington D.C.
    area, including names, social security numbers and photos, the agency said
    in a statement published Wednesday.

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns told reporters during a press
    conference that the incident took place during the first weekend in June
    2006. Johanns indicated that the information stolen was used for employee,
    contractor and media badges. The department will be giving one year of free
    credit monitoring to help affected people detect possible identity theft."

    http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/235?ref=rss

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    imhotep, Jun 28, 2006
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    Ludovic Joly Guest

    Bravo! And they are probably assisted by some consultants and other
    "experts" - that are covered with gold and honours.
     
    Ludovic Joly, Jun 28, 2006
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