Top Federal And Local Government Data Breaches Of 2012

Posted November 29, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Government (Federal), Government (State) with 0 comments

With federal and local government agencies suffering the brunt of Anonymous protests, targeted phishing attacks leading to privilege escalation, and highly effective SQL injection attacks granting wide-scale access to information, citizen privacy definitely took a hit in 2012.

1. South Carolina

More than 3.3 million unencrypted bank account numbers and 3.8 million tax returns were stolen in a wide-ranging attack against the South Carolina Department of Revenue that all started through a state employee falling for a phishing attack that enabled hackers to leverage that employee’s access rights to gain access to the government entity’s systems and databases.

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