IG Uncovers Data Breach at GSA’s 18F

Dan Verton reports:

A cyber vulnerability known to have existed as far back as October 2015 has led to a data breach at the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services organization, the GSA’s inspector general announced today.

In a Management Alert Report dated May 12, the GSA IG said more than 100 Google drives used by 18F personnel were accessible to users inside and outside of GSA during a five-month period, exposing personal identifiable information and proprietary contractor information. IG investigators became aware of the vulnerability and the data breach during their ongoing investigation of 18F financial management.

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