EXCLUSIVE: Security vulnerabilities discovered in FHA systems

Some of the systems used by the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family insurance program are vulnerable to security breaches, an investigation by the agency’s watchdog uncovered recently.

Details on the nature of the “vulnerabilities” are limited at this point; the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development chose not to share the full results of its investigation with the public.

The only mention is a short description of the investigation and its methods posted on the OIG website.

Specifically, the HUD-OIG stated in the brief recap of its investigation that it “reviewed the general and application controls over the FHA’s Single Family Insurance System and Single Family Insurance Claims Subsystem as part of the internal control assessments required for the fiscal year 2015 financial statement audit under the Chief Financial Officer’s Act of 1990.”

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