Hackers steal personally identifiable information for more than 100,000 taxpayers through the Internal Revenue Service’s GetTranscript portal. Dean Silverman, former director of the Office of Compliance Analytics and senior adviser to the commissioner at the IRS, is now a senior adviser for Intuit. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose, the IRS can learn a few things from industry about its next steps to combat identity fraud.
If you are a current or former fed, personal information about you like your name, birth date, Social Security number and, maybe, where you went to school could now be in the hands of hackers after a breach last week at the Office of Personnel Management.
The cyber attack against the Office of Personnel Management is part of a year long coordinated effort to steal federal employee and contractors’ personal data. The Homeland Security Department issued an alert in May detailing a series of attacks against government and industry. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller explains why federal employees need to be more aware of targeted spear phishing attacks than ever before.
Current and former federal employees affected by the Office of Personnel Management’s data breach will get a notification by email starting Monday. OPM says it’s working with the Homeland Security Department’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team to figure out what exactly happened and why. Bob Gourley, a former chief technology officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, is now the co-founder of Cognitio. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what’s next for federal agencies, and what questions you should be asking your cyber/IT leaders.
Next week, the Office of Personnel Management will begin telling up to 4 million people that they are potential victims of a cyber breach. Hackers may have their names, Social Security Numbers, birthdates, job assignments, training files, performance ratings and current and former addresses. Here’s what you can do if you’re one of the 4 million.
The Office of Personnel Management revealed Thursday that the personal information of 4 million current and former federal employees may have been compromised during an April cyber attack on its IT systems.
Confronted with a cyber breach and planned closures of mail processing centers in January 2015, the American Postal Workers Union and others are rallying against the USPS.
The world’s largest oil producer said its network has recovered from a malicious computer virus.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said he’d be “very careful” about assigning blame for the attacks on Iran’s nuclear program. Half of what’s been reported in the media on the matter is untrue, he said.
Google has sent out messages to some of its search engine users warning them they may be victims of a government-sponsored cyber attack.