Thursday, February 12, 2009

Even criminals are watching "24"

Does an actual "CIP" device exist? I'm sure they all gather around the tv on monday nights while Dr. Evil asks "What should we do today?" Then 24 comes on and Will Ferrell gets an idea. Let's hack the FAA network and crash some planes. Guess having personal employee data will just have to do.

"The Federal Aviation Administration has joined the growing list of government agencies that have had their supposedly safe systems hacked. The agency this week notified about 45,000 employees that one of its servers was hacked into and employee personal identity information was stolen.

The FAA was quick to say the server that was accessed was not connected to the operation of the air traffic control system or any other FAA operational system. It did say two of the 48 files on the breached computer server contained personal information about more than 45,000 FAA employees and retirees who were on the FAA's rolls as of the first week of February 2006" (link)

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