USPS OIG Report: Change of Address Identity Verification Internal Controls

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s identity verification internal controls for its Change of Address (COA) service. The Postal Service offers COA service whereby residential and business customers can apply to have their mail forwarded to a new address. This service helps customers manage potential adjustments to their mail delivery. The…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Staying CyberSafe in the New Year

In the digital age, many organizations have access to our personal information. By granting access, we relinquish a fair amount of data control and ultimately make ourselves vulnerable to potential cybercrimes, including identity theft. That’s why it is so important to do what you can to protect yourself. As overwhelming as it seems to safeguard…

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USPS: Beware of fake LiteBlue site

The Postal Service is alerting employees to beware of a fraudulent LiteBlue site that recently appeared on the internet. LiteBlue is used by employees to enroll in health plans, change their benefits, report unscheduled leave and perform other employment-related activities. Hackers apparently launched the fake site to steal employees’ information. USPS has blocked access to…

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Is USPS’ Informed Delivery feature a new target for security threats?

By C.J. Lovelace – November 25, 2017 The holiday season means a significant increase in mail as millions upon millions of letters and packages move through the U.S. Postal Service system en route to their destinations. For years, the postal service has taken digital photographs of mail as it moves through sorting facilities, helping make…

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights Cyber Security

Disconnect to Protect! Hackers these days use a variety of techniques to infiltrate networks, systems, and devices to steal your information, or even your identity. Targets include all mobile devices, such as phones, tablets, fitness trackers, or other Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled devices, or devices that use a USB cable. Hackers target mobile devices with malicious…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service Mass Data Compromise Response Plan

Background The U.S. Postal Service has one of the world’s largest computer networks, which enables nationwide communication among more than 32,000 facilities. Over 500,000 employees work at these facilities, processing and delivering almost 155 billion mail pieces annually. In addition, the computer network stores, transmits, and processes financial, employee, contractor, and vendor information. The Mass…

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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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OPM Director’s Blog: Keeping You Informed on Cybersecurity

By Beth Cobert – July 24, 2015 It’s been an exciting and busy first two weeks for me as the new Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. I will be regularly using this space to share the latest news about what we are doing to address one of my top priorities for…

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