Sunday, March 25, 2007

From the Navy Times: Hackers access DFSA myPay accounts

By Rod Hafemeister - Staff writer

Posted : Saturday Mar 24, 2007 8:04:21 EDT

"SAN ANTONIO — Defense officials announced March 23 that nearly two dozen “myPay” users have had money redirected from their accounts in the past eight months by hackers who apparently accessed the service members’ home computers."

    If true this points to a serious breach of security, while the pay and finance inst a critical war infrastructure, it is secured in a similar manner to government network services such as N.M.C.I. (Navy, Marine Corp Intranet).

Also I like to point out that the pay system in question is a separate network from the war fighting infrastructure.

    Never the less, all Military network Admins and their associated sub-contractors need to pull a full up review of policy's and procedures and personnel training on these networks as intrusions like this have a nasty habit of being socially engineered, or perniciously through email phishing scams.


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