Contractor blamed in DHS data breaches

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 10:34 AM EST

The FBI is investigating Unisys for criminal fraud, according to a committee aide. The panel began its inquiry into the matter in April. And Homeland Security's Internal Affairs division is conducting a probe as well. FBI spokesman Richard J. Kolko said he could not confirm or deny whether the FBI is investigating the matter.

In the 2006 attacks on the DHS systems, hackers often took over computers late at night or early in the morning, "exfiltrating" or copying and sending out data over hours -- in one case more than five hours, according to evidence collected by the committee.

At the Washington Post.

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