Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

Posted September 9, 2019

Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

Source: KrebsonSecurity
By: Brian Krebs
Published: September 9, 2019

* The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground.
* In mid-August, a member of a popular Russian-language cybercrime forum offered to sell access to the internal network of a U.S. government IT contractor that does business with more than 20 federal agencies, including several branches of the military.
* The seller bragged that he had access to email correspondence and credentials needed to view databases of the client agencies, and set the opening price at six bitcoins (~USD $60,000).