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80,000 GovWin IQ Customers information Compromised

GovWin IQ customers information compromised, it discovered on March 13 it had suffered a cyber attack where a hacker obtained GovWin IQ usernames and passwords, and potentially the credit card information of about 25,000 of those 80,000 customers.

Deltek has uniquely delivered leading enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. The GovWin IQ system run by Virginia-based enterprise software and information solutions provider Deltek.

Deltek said the widespread cyber attack also affected a number of federal agencies and other companies.

"We take the security of our systems seriously," wrote Patrick Smith, Deltek's senior vice president of marketing, in an email response to questions from Federal News Radio. "After discovering the issue, we have worked around the clock to address the problem by taking careful and systematic measures to protect our customers. 

These include cooperating with law enforcement on this case, working with a leading cybersecurity firm to conduct an investigation into this matter and to make recommendations for how we can minimize the chances of this happening again, strengthening the security of our GovWin IQ solution in multiple ways, and notifying our customers."

The company’s President and CEO Mike Corkery informed vendors of the breach in an email obtained by FNR.

"If you previously used your GovWin IQ login and password to access any other network, financial account, email or social media account, we strongly recommend that you change those passwords immediately as well," 

Deltek becomes the latest in a line of federal contractors who have suffered a cyber attack over the last several years. In 2011, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications and Northrop Grumman were victims of a cyber breach.

Federal agencies haven't fared well against hackers either — nearly every agency has fallen victim, including the FBI, the Defense Department, the Energy Department and many others.

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