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Englishman indicted for stealing thousands of U.S. government employee records

2014/07/27

Softpedia - (International) A man from England was indicted July 24 in the Eastern District of Virginia for offenses that enabled him to access sensitive information belonging to more than 100,000 federal government employees by breaching the systems of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, FBI's Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, and Deltek, Inc., among several others. The man was able to exploit a security vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion gaining administrator-level access to the networks using custom file managers.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Englishman-Indicted-for-Stealing-Thousands-of-US-Government-Employee-Records-452280.shtml

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