June 8, 2015

Update: US government data breach exposes 4 million employees

“In terms of sensitive data, whoever carried out this attack has hit the mother lode,”said Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes. “If reports are correct and a huge number of government employees details have been compromised, then this could not only be used for financial gain, but also as the basis for targeted attacks through spear phishing. Government employees pose a lot of interesting opportunities for so-minded individuals, and a stolen database of their details has a lot of value.”

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