USPS tests fingerprinting service with FBI

USPS is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to test fingerprinting services at two Washington, DC, Post Offices. The program allows the offices to provide fingerprinting services to customers applying for an identity history summary check (IdHSC), which lists certain information taken from fingerprint submissions kept by the FBI. An IdHSC can be required…

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GAO Report: FBI’s anthrax investigation was flawed

(December 20, 2014) The FBI used flawed scientific methods to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others, federal auditors said Friday in a report sure to fuel skepticism over the FBI’s conclusion that Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator. The 77-page report from the Government Accountability…

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Timeline: How the Postal Service Data Breach Went Down

U.S. Postal Service officials are revealing more about the cyber intrusion at the agency that exposed the personal data of about 800,000 USPS employees. Testifying before Congress Wednesday, Randy Miskanic, incident commander on the case and the USPS secure digital solutions vice president, laid out a nearly day-by-day timeline of the incident — from 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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