Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 24, 2012
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

700

Breach Total Number: 
700
Source: 
Media
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A CFTC employee received an email on May 21 that linked to a fraudulent website.  The employee failed to recognize the email as a phishing attempt and mistakenly entered information on the website.  An unauthorized third party was then able to use the employee's account information to access emails and attachments that contained sensitive employee information such as names and Social Security numbers.  The incident was confirmed by the CTC in mid June.