Cyber Security

After Hack, Officials Pull Plug on Pentagon and OPM Background Check Systems

“A Defense Department Web system that tracks employee background investigations will be offline for an unspecified amount of time, while officials fix security holes in a civilian agency database connected to the tool, according to department officials.

A vulnerability in an Office of Personnel Management tool that links to the Pentagon’s ‘Joint Personnel Adjudication System’ was discovered during a probe into one of the worst known hacks to hit the U.S. government.

On Monday, officials announced that OPM’s e-QIP system, the online tool used for submitting background check forms, would be taken offline for four to six weeks, during security improvements.”

Source: After Hack, Officials Pull Plug on Pentagon and OPM Background Check Systems – Nextgov.com

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