Federal personnel files still very vulnerable and ‘prime targets’ for hackers, audit finds

July 16, 2015


An audit due out Friday found 3,000 “critical” and “high-risk” vulnerabilities in three key bureaus at the Interior Department, the agency hosting the hacked personnel files of 4.2 million federal employees.

The weak spots, discovered through testing by the Interior inspector general’s office, affect hundreds of publicly accessible computers, according to a summary of the report provided to The Post by congressional investigators.

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