Federal cyber protection knocked as outdated, behind schedule

The Hill - Opinion

By Cory Bennett – June 9, 2015 The main system used by the federal government to protect sensitive data from hacks has been plagued by delays and criticism that it is already outdated — months before it is even fully implemented. The Einstein system is intended to repel cyberattacks like the one revealed last week…

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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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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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