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US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Data Breach
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skandragon
skandragon,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/13/2014 | 12:48:24 PM
They leaked my email address a long time ago...
I give every company or entity I work with a new, unique-to-them address.  Somehow, Home Depot managed to get the one I gave only to the USPS.  This happend first on Oct 3rd, where Home Depot contacted me on that USPS-specific address.

USPS told me at the time they did not have a breach, nor did they sell or rent addresses.  Home depot says they don't buy them.  I am pretty sure both are lying.  When they cannot tell the truth even after the facts are known, what's the point in a privacy policy or a statement about how they use email addresses at all?
savoiadilucania
savoiadilucania,
User Rank: Moderator
11/12/2014 | 1:40:30 PM
Fascinating
"The intrusion is limited in scope and all operations of the Postal Service are functioning normally."

In my experience this does not align with a decision to take down full VPN access. This sounds like something persistent and pervasive...
jastroff
jastroff,
User Rank: Strategist
11/12/2014 | 11:01:03 AM
Re: Timing
Agree that notification is a difficultly timed business. But I didn't even see this on the news (doesn't mean it wasn't there, but it didn't make the splash that let's say Target of Home Depot did) -- it seems well hidden for such an important breach, and the issues the USPS had
Bprince
Bprince,
User Rank: Ninja
11/12/2014 | 8:28:12 AM
Timing
Notification of breaches can be tricky. If you come out too soon, you may not have all the facts. Wait too long, and you may impair the ability of people to protect themselves from fraud. I think the USPS needs to explain the delay. 

BP


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