Unisys/DHS Hack

A
congressional investigation was launched after hackers compromised a number of
Homeland Security computers and transferred sensitive data to several Chinese
language Web sites. The investigation deemed that Unisys, a government
contractor that had been hired to secure the department’s systems, was
responsible for the intrusions.

A
congressional investigation was launched after hackers compromised a number of
Homeland Security computers and transferred sensitive data to several Chinese
language Web sites. The investigation deemed that Unisys, a government
contractor that had been hired to secure the department’s systems, was
responsible for the intrusions. Congressional officials lashed out at Unisys’s
executives, accusing them of providing inadequate security to the DHS networks,
which they attempted to hide, and also charging that Unisys may have acted
outside the law when they provided the DHS with intentionally misleading and
inaccurate information regarding the nature and source of the attacks. The
investigation managed to determine from where, how much, and the nature of the
information stolen (sensitive perhaps, but not classified), but it remains
unknown exactly what was pilfered.

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