Skip to comments.I-Team Uncovers Veterans Privacy Breach
Posted on 01/23/2014 2:59:28 PM PST by exbrit
MOORE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Navy veteran Sylvester Woodland said he couldn't believe what he was seeing Wednesday night when he logged onto the Veteran Affairs' E-Benefits website.
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They are so busy worrying about what were doing, while the door is open on every bit of information they have.
“VA’s independent Data Breach Core Team (DBCT) is reviewing this issue ...”
Next question: how long has the “Data Breach Core Team” been in existence? IOW, is that a long standing group because of ongoing security problems?
Great post - checking mine now!
If they are doing all of this on purpose, they are doing a good job. Thinking they are to stupid for that, just stuff falling in their laps because of incompetence.
What a BS answer from the VA
coincidentally at the VERY time the navy guy was havingthese problems they were having some maintenance issues which have been corrected
I bet 0dumbo wishes he could use that
“I-Team uncovers veterans privacy beach”
It took to the end of the 2nd paragraph to find out the headline was wrong.
The VA issued a statement to ABC11 Friday:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) takes seriously our obligation to properly safeguard personal information. Wednesday evening, during a process to improve software supporting the joint VA and Department of Defense benefits web portal eBenefits, VA discovered a software defect. During that limited timeframe, some Veterans and Servicemembers who had registered and logged into eBenefits were able to see a combination of their own information as well as data from other eBenefits users. VA took immediate action upon discovering the software defect and shut the eBenefits system down in order to limit any problems. VA is conducting a full review to be certain the underlying technological issues have been resolved before the system is returned to operation.
Software Defect my @SS!
I suppose I could go on, but it would just be redundant. Stuff like this has to be programmed in, it just doesn’t “happen”.