Cloud Computing Customer Hacked. Guess Who? The US Treasury


Posted on 5th May 2010 by cloudhostingguy in Cloud Hosting

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The Treasury Department blamed a cloud computing provider for the disruption of its website that provides the Internet face of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the agency that prints United States currency.

On Monday a blog reported that the Gov Treasury cloud hosted sites were hacked. Wednesday morning, the bureau’s website was still down.

On Tuesday, Treasury issued the following statement:

“The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) entered the cloud computing arena last year. The hosting company used by BEP had an intrusion and as a result of that intrusion, numerous websites (BEP and non-BEP) were affected. On May 3, the Treasury Government Security Operations Center was made aware of the problem and subsequently notified BEP. BEP has four Internet address URLs all pointing to one public website. Those URLs are;;; and

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