Postal Bulletin highlights protecting USPS Networks from personal devices

When plugging a smart mobile device (e.g., phone, tablet, or wearable technology) into a computer’s USB port, the two devices can exchange information or malware. At the U.S. Postal Service®, this could put sensitive information into the wrong hands and potentially affect our business and reputation. To prevent a security breach, follow these important charging…

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Avoid using USPS computers to charge devices

The Postal Service wants employees to remember that USB ports on work computers shouldn’t be used to charge personal devices. Plugging smartphones, tablets, wearable technology and other gadgets into USPS equipment violates Postal Service policy and puts the organization’s data at risk. The CyberSafe at USPS team offers the following tips: Use wall outlets in…

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The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals

By Joseph Cox – January 18, 2017 The FBI isn’t the only US law enforcement agency on the dark web. Considering that the digital drug trade relies on snail mail to transport goods, the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) works on related investigations too, and is now looking to expand its intelligence operations with more…

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USPS OIG: Review of Selected Active Directory Domains

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) to control access to more than 192,000 information resources managed by 183 domains on the Postal Service information technology (IT) network. Users can access systems and services through AD once they enter a user name and password. Administrators use AD to set up and manage…

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Hackers stole 5.6 million government fingerprints – more than estimated

By Jose Pagliery – September 23, 2015 It’s becoming painfully clear that the massive theft of federal personnel records is worse than previously thought. On Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management said hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints it had on file. That’s significantly higher than the agency’s original estimate of 1.1 million fingerprints. This is…

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USPS to review government email use for infidelity site

By Sarah N. Lynch – August 20, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service and its internal watchdog plan to review whether or not some of the agency’s employees may have violated federal policies by using their government email on the infidelity website Ashley Madison. “We are looking into this matter and will follow our existing administrative…

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OPM Director’s Update on the Cyberintrusion Investigation

July 4, 2015 As our hardworking Federal workforce enjoys a much-deserved holiday weekend, I want to share a quick update on the ongoing investigation into the recent theft of information from OPM’s networks. For those individuals whose data may have been compromised in the intrusion affecting personnel records, we are providing credit monitoring and identity…

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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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