Issa/Farenthold on Postal Service’s Security Breach

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on Postal Service Chairman Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, today released the following statement in response to the United States Postal Service’s announcement that the Chinese purportedly hacked the agency’s data: “This is a serious security breach that has put the personal…

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Statement to APWU Members from President Mark Dimondstein – Re: USPS Cyber Security Breach

Web News Article #: 203-2014 11/10/2014 – Sisters and Brothers, The security breach in the Postal Service’s data systems that compromised personal information about postal employees, including all active and some retired workers, is a very troubling matter. Unfortunately, cybercrime is real and effective. But we are outraged that this happened. We do not know…

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Video: Postmaster General’s message to employees regarding the cyber incident

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe addresses the recent cyber intrusion of the US Postal Service’s network. This message to all employees was shared on Monday, November 10, at 10am.  

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Village Post Offices, part 2: More debut, more questions too

In a previous post, “It takes a Village Post Office, but for what?” we questioned the financial rationale for VPOs and asked why many of them were now being placed in densely populated areas. Now there’s more reason to pose such questions. A couple of days ago, an article in The Press Democrat touted the…

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China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks, Employee data compromised

The postal service began notifying employees on Monday. The agency is providing free credit-monitoring services for one year. Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees. The intrusion was discovered in mid-September, said officials, who declined to comment on…

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USPS OIG: Nonmachinable Outside Parcels Pilot Program

Audit Report – MS-MA-15-003 – 11/05/2014 Background Nonmachinable Outside (NMO) parcels are packages that, because of their size, weight, or other characteristics, cannot be processed through automation and must be handled through a more labor-intensive and costly manual process. The term “outside” is used for these parcels because they cannot be placed in sacks or…

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