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IRS shuts down Web app after criminal network steals taxpayers' data

A suspected overseas criminal organization tried to get access to the returns of 200,000 taxpayers earlier this year, successfully gaining access to records of 104,000 U.S. taxpayers

Tags: Technology , Data Breach , IRS , John Koskinen , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:34am EDT
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Rep. Cummings warns more feds at risk in USIS cyber breach

A review by federal cyber experts from DHS, ODNI and OPM raise the prospect that the initial estimate of 27,000 federal employees thought to have been impacted by the August 2014 cyber breach of security clearance contractor USIS is low. In light of that breach and others, OMB led a governmentwide review of contracts to ensure contractors are in compliance with laws and policies to protect government data on non-federal systems.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , elijah cummings , Carol Maloney , Donna Seymour , Tony Scott , OPM , OMB , Cybersecurity , USIS , Data Breach , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:46am EDT
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OPM warns 48,439 federal employees of data exposure

The Office of Personnel Management is going to notify 48,439 federal employees whose personal information may have been exposed due to a compromised computer network at KeyPoint Government Solutions.

Tags: OPM , Cybersecurity , hackers , Data Breach , KeyPoint Government Solutions , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:10pm EST

Rep. Cummings demands answers from background investigation contractor on data breach

Congressman Elijah Cummings wants KeyPoint Government Solutions to provide him with a briefing and answers to 13 questions about the December cyber vulnerability that put more than 48,000 federal employees at a greater risk of identity theft.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Oversight , elijah cummings , KeyPoint Government Solutions , Industry , Data Breach , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 03:46pm EST

Contractor security flaw puts data of 7,000 veterans at risk

The Veterans Affairs Department says veterans using a specific contractor for home telehealth services found a vulnerability that potentially could've exposed personal information of veterans. VA said the vulnerability has been closed and it has offered those affected credit monitoring services.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Industry , Veterans Affairs , Health IT , Data Breach , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 12:18pm EST

OMB revising data breach reporting requirements

The Government Accountability Office in a recent report found the requirement for agencies to report data breaches to the Homeland Security Department within one hour of discovering the incident is of little value.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Data Breach , OMB , GAO , DHS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 11:06am EST

House Veterans Committee adds latest VA cyber breach to ongoing investigations

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answers from the Veterans Affairs Department after its latest privacy and cyber breach of the data of more than 5,000 veterans through its eBenefits portal. VA says it has fixed the software defect and its Data Breach Core Team is investigating what happened.

Tags: Technology , Congress , Veterans Affairs Department , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , Cybersecurity , Data Breach , eBenefits portal , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 03:57am EST

Bill sets timeframe for VA to contact data breach victims

Veterans Affairs would have to contact victims of data breaches within 10 days under a bill approved by a House subcommittee.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity , Data Breach , Joe Donnelly , Federal Drive

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 10:19am EDT

Market, trading data not compromised in data breach at financial agency

A data breach at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in May did not compromise any trading or market data, the agency's chief information officer John Water said. CFTC said it will implement additional security controls and increase training for employees. The agency will also provide identity protection for employees through a credit monitoring company.

Tags: In Depth , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , CFTC , Data Breach , phishing , John Waters

Monday - 06/25/2012, 06:16pm EDT
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