DHS Ignored Repeated Warnings About Security of U.S. Bioterrorism Defenses, Not Sure If It Was Hacked | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

DHS Ignored Repeated Warnings About Security of U.S. Bioterrorism Defenses, Not Sure If It Was Hacked

By Sean Walton

The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation’s bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents obtained by the LA Times.

The data included the locations of at least some BioWatch air samplers, which are installed at subway stations and other public locations in more than 30 U.S. cities and are designed to detect anthrax or other airborne biological weapons, Homeland Security officials confirmed. It also included the results of tests for possible pathogens, a list of biological agents that could be detected and response plans that would be put in place in the event of an attack...

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