FCC invests $10M in new network security but leaves backdoor unlocked
In August of 2011, while in the middle of upgrading its network security monitoring, the Federal Communications Commission discovered it had already been hacked. Over the next month, the commission's IT staff and outside contractors worked to identify the source of the breach, finding an unspecified number of PCs infected with back-door malware.After pulling the infected systems from the network, the FCC determined it needed to do something dramatic to fix the significant security holes in its internal networks that allowed the malware in. The organization began pulling together a $10 million "Enhanced Secured Network" project to accomplish that.
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.@FCC invests dumps $10M into network security but backdoor is unlocked; things so bad the GAO report is "restricted" http://t.co/S3zzNqSo
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RT @arstechnica: FCC invests $10M in new network security but leaves backdoor unlocked http://t.co/tlIQTRug by @thepacketrat