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The Error Of Your Ways: Top 10 Data Breaches Of 2014

Robert Westervelt

4. Deltek Breach Highlights Defense Industry Threat

In a breach that experts said highlights a sustained cyberespionage campaign against U.S. defense contractors, Herndon, Va.-based enterprise software maker Deltek said the account credentials of 80,000 employees of federal contractors were stolen in a breach of its Web application. As many as 25,000 credit and debit cards may have been exposed in the security incident, Deltek said. The breach was discovered in March, months after the attack took place, according to an email to vendors obtained by Federal News Radio. Deltek confirmed the breach, indicating that the attack was against its GovWin IQ Web application, which is designed to track federal, state and local contracting opportunities. Deltek said it fixed the vulnerability targeted in the attack and bolstered its user name and password processes.

 
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