Hardware, not hackers, behind US Postal Service’s pc woes
The USA Postal Service had a bit hassle putting in some hardware yesterday, and now it is feeling the burn – the service’s e mail system stays on the fritz whereas “some providers provided at retail workplaces” have been affected as well. This is what it’s essential know: The USPS has battled snow and rain and warmth and gloom of night time, and a methods outage like this hasn’t actually slowed it down any. Mail deliveries are persevering with as traditional, as are mail scanning and processing procedures so your letters are at present flowing by means of their tubes similar as all the time.
On the upside, the USPS was comparatively fast to verify that the outage wasn’t truly brought on by a cadre of networking ne’er-do-wells (or something extra objectively sinister). That is particularly excellent news for some 800,000 Postal Service staff whose delicate private info was uncovered by hackers final November – the very last thing they want is extra potential aggravation. Safety analysts have been fast to attribute the assault to the Chinese language authorities, however officers have been detest to talk to inform Washington Publish about who may’ve actually been behind it. Nonetheless. Between that and the uptick we have seen in cyberattacks over the previous few months, it is just a bit heartening to see that the USPS’s infrastructure complications are least its personal fault this time.