Credentials and email messages pilfered in a breach of a federal government contractor that could be used to access the contractor’s systems and those of its customers – including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – were auctioned off in a Russian cybercrime site in August, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service.  

The information is “all old stuff in our own internal test environment, and it is no longer valid,” a KrebsOnSecurity report cited Miracle Systems LLC CEO Sandesh Sharda as saying. The company claims to be a prime contractor to more than 20 federal agencies.

The report noted that multiple systems of one company, Hold Security, had been compromised three times by Emotet malware from November 2018 to July 2019.

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