Thursday, August 02, 2012

Geniuses at EPA get hacked: personal data of up to 8,000 employees exposed, including bank accounts and SSNs

And these are the masterminds who want to regulate all industrial activities in the U.S.?

EPA security breach exposes personal information of 8,000 people

A computer security breach at the Environmental Protection Agency exposed the Social Security numbers and banking information of nearly 8,000 people, most of them current employees, the EPA confirmed...

...The agency currently is funding about $5 billion under almost 700 active contracts, according to May 31 data... Included among the exposed information was Social Security numbers, bank routing numbers and home addresses...

...Federal agencies reported more than 40,000 security incidents that placed sensitive information at risk during 2010 — a 650 percent increase compared with five years ago, according to an October 2011 report from the Government Accountability Office.

Meanwhile, the EPA's delightful attempts to regulate CO2 -- now definitely proven not to affect global temperatures -- will cost America trillions.

1 comment:

Barry Popik said...

You think it's called the Extremely Pathetic Agency for nothin'?