Federal employees stole data from DHS

Headline should have been “Foreign Federal employees stole data from Homeland Security”.

Better, faster, cheaper, isn’t that right DHS?

You get what you pay for.


“Three employees of the inspector general’s office for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are accused of stealing a computer system that contained around 246,000 employees’ personal data. That information included names, social security numbers and dates of birth, USA Today reports, and one of the suspects is also said to have had in their possession around 159,000 agency case files. The data breach was reported to DHS officials in May and acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke decided in August to notify the employees whose information was included in the stolen data

Instead, investigators say that the employees were working on a knockoff version of the agency’s proprietary case management software, which they intended to market and sell to other federal offices.“.

Ah yes, the old “Get into the US on skilled work visas, steal your competitor’s stuff, put them out of biz, then sell your own stuff”.

It’s how the Indian Mafia rolls.

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