Wednesday, February 11, 2009

FAA Hacks Hacked

Just in case you’re an air traffic controller (or ex-controller) and I am you’re only source of news...

”Last week, the FAA administrative computer server was hacked. Among the 48 breached files were two that contained the names and Social Security numbers of more than 45,000 employees -- almost the entire staff -- who were on the agency's rolls the first week of February 2006.. “

That is from The Washington Post.

Now, for the non-FAA folks out there -- in all seriousness -- tell me, is it just me ?

FAA Notifies Employees of Personal Identity Breach

”The agency is also providing a toll-free number and information on the employee website for those who believe they may be affected by the breach. “

If you were reading this on the FAA’s web site, wouldn’t you expect to see that “toll-free number” listed in the notification ? Or at least a hyper-link to “the employee website” ? It might be hard to believe, but some of us that retired after “February 2006” don’t know where “the employee website” is located. Some of them don’t even use the internet.


February 2009 Privacy Breach

It is blank. I kid you not. Welcome to the world of the FAA.

(Update: The link above was fixed by the FAA to show the February update. The screen shot below (unchanged) shows the Aministrator's message from January 23 -- as was shown when this post was written on February 11.)

Sleep tight America.

Don Brown
February 11, 2008

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