China hacked the FDIC – and US officials covered it up, report says
July 13, 2016 – CNN reports:
“The House of Representative’s Science, Space and Technology Committee released its investigative report on Wednesday.
It presents the FDIC’s bank regulators as technologically inept — and deceitful.
According to congressional investigators, the Chinese government hacked into 12 computers and 10 backroom servers at the FDIC, including the incredibly sensitive personal computers of the agency’s top officials: the FDIC chairman, his chief of staff, and the general counsel.
When congressional investigators tried to review the FDIC’s cybersecurity policy, the agency hid the hack, according to the report.
Investigators cited several insiders who knew about how the agency responded. For example, one of the FDIC’s top lawyers told employees not to discuss the hacks via email — so the emails wouldn’t become official government records.” (my emphasis)
Just more official US government records wafting into the ether….
Up, up and away….