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U.S. Homeland Security Contractor Reports Computer Breach

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August 06, 2014 AT 3:39 PM
A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. A U.S. government official confirmed to Reuters that the FBI is investigating the breach.