Skip to comments.Major Bank SAM Security Breach
Posted on 03/16/2013 2:40:56 PM PDT by TWhiteBear
Major Bank SAM Security Breach
This is real time, big, big money. If you or your company or governmental sub unit(State, county, foreign nation) do or have done business, grants or contracts with the Federal Government, you should start checking your accounts now. This is the email I got today.
'Dear SAM user
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently has identified a security vulnerability in the System for Award Management (SAM), which is part of the cross-government Integrated Award Environment (IAE) managed by GSA. Registered SAM users with entity administrator rights and delegated entity registration rights had the ability to view any entitys registration information, including both public and non-public data at all sensitivity levels.
Immediately after the vulnerability was identified, GSA implemented a software patch to close this exposure. As a precaution, GSA is taking proactive steps to protect and inform SAM users.
The data contained identifying information including names, taxpayer identification numbers (TINs), marketing partner information numbers and bank account information. As a result, information identifiable with your entity registered in SAM was potentially viewable to others.
Registrants using their social security numbers instead of a TIN for purposes of doing business with the federal government may be at greater risk for potential identity theft. These registrants will receive a separate email communication regarding credit monitoring resources available to them at no charge.
In the meantime, we wanted you to be aware of certain steps that all SAM users may want to take to protect against identity theft and financial loss. Specific information is available at www.gsa.gov/samsecurity. If you would like additional background or have questions, you may call 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), Monday-Friday starting Monday, March 18. We recommend that you monitor your bank accounts and notify your financial institution immediately if you find any discrepancies.
We apologize for any inconvenience or concern this situation may cause. We believe it is important for you to be fully informed of any potential risk resulting from this situation. The security of your information is a critical priority to this agency and we are working to ensure the system remains secure. We will keep you apprised of any further developments.
Amanda Fredriksen Acting Assistant Commissioner Integrated Award Environment
GSA knew of this on March 10th, yet didn’t notify anyone until the 15th?? Unbelievable..
yep got mine too
Might be an "oh $hit," moment.
Pure speculation on my part...
Either the Chicom hackers are getting better, or there is no money.
Perhaps the Soros Administration decided it had better uses for the funds.
[The General Services Administration (GSA) recently has identified a security vulnerability in the System for Award Management (SAM)]
The GSA discovered Congress?