Probe finds insider hacking at immigration agency

Several instances of internal hacking have been discovered at the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Nextgov reports.

An investigation launched in 2008 has turned up numerous security violations at the bureau's Texas Service Center. Nextgov reports that these violations included sabotage of audit logs, abuse of system login privileges, and internal hacking that gave staff members access to managers' e-mail messages and other confidential documents.

Hackware was found on several computer drives at the bureau, part of the Homeland Security Department.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Workforce
    coronavirus molecule (creativeneko/Shutterstock.com)

    OMB urges 'maximum telework flexibilities' for DC-area feds

    A Sunday evening memo ahead of a potentially chaotic commute urges agency heads to pivot to telework as much as possible.

  • Acquisition
    Shutterstock ID: 1993681 By Jurgen Ziewe

    Spinning up telework presents procurement challenges

    As concerns over the coronavirus outbreak drives more agencies towards expanding employee telework, federal acquisition contracts can help ease some of the pain.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.