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Data Security breaches at both US and UK government installations!

This only goes to show that stuff has leaked all the time. It's time to secure those phreaking data theft and breaches!

Dear CIO, please read my lips:

Get a physical on your data security, get a barking dog like Gordon Ramsey in your shop and do the audit! Your trusted partner could have deployed some sub-contractors or its own incompetent staff, who have no idea what security is all about.

PLEASE GET A PHYSICAL ON YOUR DATA!

This story is about a data theft of entire prison population in U.K:

Another month, another high profile government data breach. This time the blame lies with a contractor, PA Consulting, which mislaid a USB storage device containing unencrypted data on the entire population of the UK’s prisons.

According to a Home Office spokesperson, amongst the data were the home addresses of 30,000 repeat offenders and 10,000 “prolific and priority offenders.”

The data came from the government’s JTrack system, which allows police to monitor the whereabouts of convicted criminals and for which PA Consulting provides support.
and this one goes even further, it happened in U.S, Department of Homeland security got hacked!

Hackers broke into the Department of Homeland Security’s phone network and made $12,000 worth of calls to the Middle East and Asia last weekend.

The compromised PBX system belonged to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and had only recently been installed, but it appears a hole was left open by a contractor during the upgrade, according to FEMA spokesman Tom Olshanski.

Calls were made to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, India and Yemen, and most were about three minutes long. Provider Sprint detected the fraud over the weekend and halted the calls.

Time to wake up!

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