Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 68

Thread: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    6,986

    Angry FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    Chinese hackers stole 4 million federal employees’ personal information

    HACKED - Story

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Thursday, June 4, 2015
    China-based hackers stole sensitive personal information on as many as 4 million current and former federal employees from government computers, officials said Thursday, underscoring the growing threats to data stored even in what are supposed to be the most secure of systems.
    The Office of Personnel Management, which is the government’s human resources agency, said it is notifying 4 million people that “personally identifiable information” may have been compromised in the breach.




    THIS IS WHERE I WOULD PUT SOMETHING TO REPRESENT MY THINKING, BUT THEN THEY SHOW UP!
    Tracker =
    Check my position


  2.  
  3. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    10,690

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    It would have cost less to improve IT security than what it will cost to cover 4 million former and current employees with 18 months of protection.
    May the force be with us.

  4.  
  5. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Boiled Peanut, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    65,123

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    We all need a new Social Security Numbers, change all your passwords the system is far from safe! Who is responsible for this? I know it's Mr. NOBODY again.
    04/15/2021
    LS CRUDE Oil
    =$63.46 a Barrel, Daily Status +$.31

  6.  
  7. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    826

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    Don't worry folks, the Chinese hackers can be trusted with our personal info.

    Hell, they probably have all Americans info by now.
    11.80% for 2012, 24.79% for 2013, -5.13% for 2014 , 4.94% for 2015 WTF?, -0.04% for 2016 , 13.09% for 2017======= 8.23% , Moved to Vanguard in 2018

  8.  
  9. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    14,226
    Blog Entries
    12

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    Can you hear me now?

    China-military.jpg

  10.  
  11. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    1,811

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    Quote Originally Posted by nasa1974 View Post
    It would have cost less to improve IT security than what it will cost to cover 4 million former and current employees with 18 months of protection.
    Thinking it might be a good career move to get my CISSP
    I trade based on volume + price action. Price action alone only tells half the story.

  12.  
  13. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Boiled Peanut, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    65,123

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    Soon our pay checks will be sent to some deserving Chinese family or finance another Aircraft Carrier. I'm HAPPY are You?
    04/15/2021
    LS CRUDE Oil
    =$63.46 a Barrel, Daily Status +$.31

  14.  
  15. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Stinking desert valley of bad air quality, AZ
    Posts
    2,906

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    Fear not! You probably have gotten a similar e-mail by now.

    “The Agency takes the safety, security, and privacy of our workforce very seriously and the Director and Deputy Director have mobilized a team of senior leaders from across the enterprise to ensure that our staff has the information and resources necessary to understand the incident and protect themselves.”

    We will all undoubtedly have to change all our passwords and sit through a few more hours of training and get the feeling that somehow it is all our fault as the users of the systems.

    I would also expect a policy change to deny us access to our personnel, pay and HR records. That will fix the problem!

    Another extension of the monitoring/protection being provided free of charge from the last data breach ought to make everything OK.

    PO

  16.  
  17. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    3,149

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    They posted their IT security audit in the clear on their internet site.

    Nice, very nice. One of the findings is that OPM has used non-IT folks to 'lead' their systems security teams. These folks are clueless. They have at least seven operating systems of which two are not reliably patched or scanned. More nice, very nice. What a joke. They seem to have a problem with little things like databases and application front ends. Apparently, they spent their time chasing vulnerabilities on client machines and kinda ignore the golden egg servers and database management systems.

    Question: Can we sue them in a class action?

    By the way, the hackers have had access for quite some time. It is not like they just got in. They got in and took what they wanted. Anyone that declared something kinda embarrassing on their security clearance request might get a call from someone with broken English. But, like PessOptimist said, we will be subjected to more annual PII computer based training about how not to leave you machine logged in or give someone the name, IP, MAC, user account, and password of some mission critical system...
    Lookin' up at the 'G Fund'!!!


  18.  
  19. #10

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boghie View Post
    By the way, the hackers have had access for quite some time. It is not like they just got in. They got in and took what they wanted. Anyone that declared something kinda embarrassing on their security clearance request might get a call from someone with broken English.
    i am just going to tell them 'yeah, i screwed her, she wanted it, and she liked it'. because it is the truth. go ahead and try to blackmail me for that mofo's. go ahead, post the pictures, i was good that night.

    also, please steal my identity, you'll get what you deserve. this is not an easy road. maybe improve my credit score some on the way out the door?

    everybody already knows everything anyways because it is in phone records and interweb looking for since about 15 years ago or when they invented darpanet whichever came first.

    they can have mine. suck it. when you got nothing to lose you know free.
    100g

  20.  
  21. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    3,149

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    They can have all my credit card debt. I give it freely!!!

    Embrace the Suck...
    Lookin' up at the 'G Fund'!!!

  22.  
  23. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    3,024

    Default Re: FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!

    This is third time my federal career data has been stolen. First time, the subagency I worked for was hacked. I was given Experian and told they would monitor everything and protect me for up to 1M in fraud. OK.

    Next, the agency I worked for was hacked and my data was stolen again. Same message, same story. Now OPM.

    There really was never a lot to know in the first place. Have you tried to read your personnel records. I have no idea what all those codes are. You'd have to be able to read Chinese to understand all those symbols.

    Anyways, it's not like we're all rich and have lots of important things to share with the Chinese. What ticks me off is that we look just plain sloppy. How does that happen?

    I know a lot of great IT guys who know security....but almost unanimously, they have been screwed with by political eggheads or young know everything brainchildren with PHD's but no experience; and things contine to get worse for them, their agencies, and the people they serve. Now because of all these BS, some Chinese hacker has my bank account number....Crud.

    FS
    FogSailing
    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

  24.  
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
SPY (C Fund) (delayed)
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!
(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
DWCPF (S Fund) (delayed)
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!
(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
EFA (I Fund) (delayed)
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!
(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
BND (F Fund) (delayed)
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA STOLEN!
(Stockcharts.com Real-time)

Yahoo Finance Realtime TSP Fund Tracking Index Quotes