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DHS Discovers Privacy Incident Involving Former Employee

Former DHS OIG employee makes an unauthorized copy of PII data of DHS employees and parties involved in DHS OIG investigations.

A former employee of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) had an unauthorized copy of the DHS OIG investigative case management system, which contained the personally identifiable information of 247,167 current and former DHS workers and also parties involved in DHS OIG investigation cases.

DHS OIG discovered the privacy incident on May 10, while conducting an ongoing criminal investigation with the US Attorney's Office, reports the DHS. It does not appear the unauthorized copy of the PII was the primary target of the former DHS OIG employee, the DHS notes.

The privacy incident affected two groups. One group included nearly a quarter million DHS workers who were with the agency in 2014. The second group involved individuals associated with DHS OIG investigations, such as witnesses and parties who lodged complaints, from 2002 to 2014.

Although DHS was able to notify affected employees who were with the agency in 2014, it could not reach individuals who were associated with DHS OIG investigations between 2002 to 2014 due to technological limitations, according to DHS. As a result, it is asking these individuals to contact AllClear ID at (855) 260-2767 for 18 months of free credit monitoring and identity protection services. A similar offering is being made to the 247,167 DHS workers.

Read more about the DHS OIG privacy incident here.

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2/7/2018 | 5:33:07 AM
Re: Define STUPID
Let me tell you abpout the good peoploe they have. For starters they have ex-Stasi andex-KGB personel assassinating whistleblowers here in the US through forced suicides, just as they perfected in E.Germany during the cold wer.

Do a web search for DHS  STASI, KGB, Markus Wolfe for starters...

 

Now having established that we gave control of our top gov't agencies like the CIA, NSA and FBI over to the communists at DHS, which has amassed enough weaponry to supply an entire army, (which is likely NOT for OUR army, but the one they will assemble from all those nice white, english speaking communist soldiers that will take over the US from the inside)

 

Now that's not really what I wanted to say, although it is the God's honest truth..

 

No I was going to tell you that NCATS at DHS under NCCIC, is a team of elite hackers and they act as for hire hackers and will use those stasi tactics to drive American citizens to kill themselves. 

I know because they have me targeted and I caught them. They tried to hack into Georgia to delete evidence of the hit on me in a GA lawsuit. The media made it about the elections.

So they panicked, and created the DNC hack by Russians that never happened., and when the report came out claiming Russians had done it in a dual agency opinion of both the FBI and DHS  following the investigations of each agency, was mocked by experts as infantile and offered no proof of any hack by anyone whatsoever,and ten months later it was revealed neither DHS nor FBI investigated the incident.,

The author of the report Grizzly Steppe, was NCCIC which is where NCATS operates out of a non descript building in Arlington ...why ? Because they are elite for hire hackers thyat will destroy every aspect of a persons life for the right price, becausethey are are not so much EX STASI as they ARE the STASI operating in the USA...

The head of NCATS calls himself STASVA online...and why would he not be proud to be STASI given all of the thousands of people that were forced into killing themselves by the stasi and the ten thousand that were driven insane from the torture they endured?

Google it!

 

They hacked my websites hundreds of times, stole my intellectual property and tried to kill me...

 

THATS what we got at DHS...and good luck getting ANYONE to listen to me or see the evidence !
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REISEN1955,
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1/5/2018 | 7:38:07 AM
Define STUPID
Government worker or contractor --- SHOULD know better right?  But another one thinks they can copy data and NOT get caught.  At my firm, we get an alert if an unauthorized usb stick is plugged into a system!!   And if you want a career, forget it.  This black mark will stay with this lunatic forever.  Suggest welding as a secondary career option.

THESE are the morons in our government.  Nor should I let the government off the hook too.  They are supposed (right) to VET and verify that their employees know the code, the standards, the rules are are GOOD PEOPLE to have on the payroll.  Something went amiss here too., 
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