House hearing will probe Postal Service breach

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine the recent U.S. Postal Service (USPS) data breach during a hearing next Wednesday.

The hearing was expected, as the committee’s top members have all pressed USPS for more information since the agency revealed on Monday a cyber attack that had exposed the information of 800,000 employees.

Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said the Postal Service knew about the hack in September, but waited until late October to confidentially brief the committee.

USPS only told employees this week their personal information was at risk.

Read more: House hearing will probe Postal Service breach | TheHill.

  • zak

    While your at it, pass postal reform with 5 day letter delivery included in bill

  • Verowerd

    Great comment. And although non-postal readers will roll their eyes and think you’re being silly … the truth is … postal management almost certainly actually has given consideration to whether the unionized crafts could be blamed somehow.

  • Diggen Nitt

    That is NOT the answer. Reducing the workforce, works at Wal-Mart, because you don’t EXPECT service at WaL-Mart! However, if you erode the “service”, in the Postal Service, soon you will have no business left. You build a company by improving it, not by shackling it’s hands. If you want reform, start by removing the unjust pre-pay equipment that NO other federal or private entity has hanging over their heads. Congress saw dollar signs, when the profits were good, and took that profit, instead of allowing the USPS to put it away for a rainy day. And now that the ratings have come, the greedy bastards can bring themselves too end ort, because they like they’d money just too much. Without the pre-pay requirement, the Postal Service world have been in the black the last two years. THAT’S where you need to start! The crafts have ALREADY been reduced from 707000 to 498000, over the last 10 years. Reducing it forget could be devastating. The delivery off mail and protecting our shores from invasion are the ONLY two things done by the government, in the constitution…