USPS: Hack That Affected 800,000 Staff ‘Very Refined’

There was no proof of id theft in a safety breach which may have uncovered the Social Safety numbers and different private info of round 800,000 staff of the U.S. Postal Service, a USPS official stated Wednesday at a Congressional listening to. Information of the cyberattack was made public final week. The U.S. State Division and the White Home have additionally acknowledged being the goal of hackers over the previous few weeks. The USPS claims that no buyer bank card knowledge was stolen, however staff may need had private info like their names, dates of delivery, addresses and Social Safety numbers compromised. Randy Miskanic, the top of USPS digital safety, informed Congress that the hack was "very refined" and it took a number of weeks earlier than the company knew a breach had occurred. Nonetheless, he stated there was no proof of any id theft following the hack. Following stories that Chinese language authorities hackers may need been accountable, Miskanic declined to say who intelligence officers thought was behind the assault. Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch criticized the USPS for not telling its staff concerning the breach earlier, calling it "secret squirrel stuff."


— Keith Wagstaff

First revealed November 19 2014, eleven:23 AM