Office of Personnel Management

Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2015
Incidents at Federal Government Agencies increased more than 1,000 percent since 2006

According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), The Federal Government needs for stronger controls across Federal Agencies. According to a report submitted as testimony by Greg Wilshusen, director of information security issues at GAO, in a recent congressional hearing cybersecurity incidents that involved federal government have increased more than 1,000 percent since 2006. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 30, 2015
OPM suspends e-QIP to patch a severe security flaw

The OPM announced that it has temporarily suspended its Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system to fix a security flaw. According the results of a security audit conducted after the hack at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) the systems of the US Department are affected by a serious vulnerability. The vulnerable system is […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2015
Chinese hackers had access to millions records of US workers

US Government announced that a major data breach likely backed by Chinese hackers caused the exposure of data belonging to millions of government workers. Once again a data breach interested systems of the US government, the Obama administration on Thursday confirmed to have been the victim of a major cyber attack. According to the US […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2015
Why hackers target background investigation databases

Foreign hackers are targeting background investigation databases to blackmail US government personnel or to try to bribe them. It is not a mystery that Chinese hackers continuously target US companies and government offices, the attackers usually backed by the Government of Bejing mainly run cyber espionage campaigns to steal intellectual property and any kind of information related to person […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2014
Foreign state suspected of breaching US Postal Service systems

State-sponsored hackers are suspected of breaching the systems of the United States Postal Service exposing the data of more than 800,000 employees. The U.S. Postal Service has suffered a major data breach that may have exposed the personal information of more than 800,000 employees, including data on customers who contacted Postal Service Customer Care Center […]