USIS, a contractor that conducts employee background checks for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has been hacked, The Washington Post reports. In a statement, USIS said the breach “has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack, and in response, the DHS has suspended all its work with the contractor as the Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into the incident.” A DHS spokesman said, “Our forensic analysis has concluded that some DHS personnel may have been affected,” adding, “We are committed to ensuring our employees’ privacy and are taking steps to protect it.” Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports experts are questioning the scope of the Russian hack that allegedly collected 1.2 billion passwords. In a separate incident, a suspect has been arrested in connection with a data breach at Weber State University. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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