Doug Bedell — February 24, 2020, 3:29 pm

Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of White House Employees


Think you’ve got problems in securing your office from cyber intrusions? Well, be glad you’re not working at the White House where, reports threat post, “A leak at the Defense Information Systems Agency exposed personal information of government employees, including social security numbers.”

So, it looks like it can happen anywhere. Evidently someone at the White House needs to be lectured, if not disciplined, about cyber vulnerabilities there.

“Hackers,” advises threat post, “have compromised the Department of Defense (DoD) agency in charge of securing and managing communications for the White House, leaking personally identifiable information (PII) of employees and leading to concerns over the safety of the communications of top-level U.S. officials in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.”

The first report on this chilling White House data breach came on Friday from Reuters.

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