U.S. Government Agency Computers Hacked… Then Get Hacked Again!

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For 4,200,000 or possibly over 21,500,000 more current and past employees of the Unites States, this website hacking story brings really bad news.

It appears most, if not all, of the personal information of over 4.2 million federal employees were stolen via a new and unknown software hack. This new malware was placed onto the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s human resources department, whose records contain all the government employee records as ...

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Major Security Breach at IRS, Everyone’s Favorite Government Agency

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Amazingly, but maybe not surprisingly, the Internal Revenue Service computer systems were hacked and about 100,000 tax payer accounts were breached.

You would think that the agency taking a nice chunk of our earned income would be able to protect our information from security breach. Not so: It appears that even the IRS cannot prevent hackers from sneaking into their systems and yanking about 100,000 taxpayers’ information from their accounts.

The agency determined that the IRS hack started in ...

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Chinese Hack USPS Network. Why We Care.

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The Washington Post is reported in early November that the United States Postal Service’s computer networks were hacked, the USPS announced. The breach was discovered back in September — it’s not clear when the actual attack(s) took place — and the Washington Post is reporting that the Chinese government is responsible. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading investigations into the breach; FBI officials aren’t saying who they believe is responsible.

The entire USPS staff ...

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