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Federal personnel files still very vulnerable and 'prime targets' for hackers, audit finds

2015/07/16

Washington Post - (National) An audit by the U.S. Department of the Interior inspector general's office found 3,000 "critical" and "high-risk" vulnerabilities in 3 unnamed key bureaus of the department, potentially allowing hackers to gain access to internal networks through hundreds of publicly accessible computers whose systems are compromised. A lack of central authority over the agency's information technology systems is delaying fixes, according to the agency's chief information officer.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/07/16/federal-personnel-files-still-very-vulnerable-and-prime-targets-for-hackers-audit-finds/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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