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Files of More Than 40,000 Federal Workers Breached – Contract Cancelled

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More and more we are seeing computers being breached and files being exposed into the wild. Smartfile by Cybergy Partners has the ability to notify you that someone is accessing your files before it shows up on the front page of the Washington Post.

What is even more concerning is that this is the second firm that handles the security clearance process. That means that what is exposed is all the personal data and the inter-connected data of thousands of people that have been or are in the process of managing the governments most sensitive data.

The USIS breach, similar to previous hacking episodes traced to China, tainted the files of at least 25,000 Department of Homeland Security workers and prompted the personnel office’s decision to halt all of USIS’ government field work. That move led to the cancelation of more than $300 million in contracts with USIS.

Files of More Than 40,000 Federal Workers Breached – ABC News.

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Files of More Than 40,000 Federal Workers Breached - Contract Cancelled
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Cyberattack causes the cancellation of a $300 million contract. Breach exposes an additional 40,000 government staff.
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