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US government under fire for cyber security practices

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The US government has been criticized about the general strength and efficacy of its security policy in the wake of the attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The full extent of this breach is continuing to leak into the public domain, with some suspecting that the exact nature… Read more »

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200k IRS accounts hacked through “Get Transcript” app

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The FBI is investigating a security breach within the US Internal Revenue Service which has resulted in personal data being stolen from US taxpayers. 200,000 accounts were targeted and reportedly data has been taken from at least half of these. Access was gained via the application “Get Transcript” which allows… Read more »

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