[ISN] FAA says hackers broke into agency computers, accessed 45, 000 names, Social Security numbers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:04:18 -0600 (CST)

Associated Press
February 9, 2009

WASHINGTON - Hackers broke into the Federal Aviation Administration's 
computer system last week, accessing the names and Social Security 
numbers of 45,000 employees and retirees.

The agency said in a statement Monday that two of the 48 files on the 
breached computer server contained personal information about employees 
and retires who were on the FAA's rolls as of the first week of February 

The server that was accessed was not connected to the operation of the 
air traffic control system and there is no indication those systems have 
been compromised, the statement said.

"The FAA is moving quickly to prevent any similar incidents and has 
identified immediate steps as well as longer-term measures to further 
protect personal information," the statement said. The agency said it is 
providing a toll-free number for employees "who believe they may be 
affected by the breach."


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