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Government Hacked Yet Again. It’s About Time Federal Cybersecurity Bececame a National Issue

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Government Hacked Yet Again. It's About Time Federal Cybersecurity Bececame a National Issue
  • Nextgov
  • 3 years ago

Government Hacked Yet Again. It's About Time Federal Cybersecurity Bececame a National Issue

The group of hacktivists, Anonymous, claimed in a tweet on Wednesday they hacked the Census Bureau and leaked employee details online. The hack was in protest of TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), which is an agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and E.U. critics say would increase corporate power and make it more difficult to regulate markets. The leaked Census Bureau data includes names, emails, phone numbers, positions and password hashes of employees.

This reach comes just one month after it was revealed the Office of Personnel Management was hacked.However, the massive OPM breach isn’t just one more high-profile hack.

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