Security holes in federal warrant system Bernard Hibbitts at 12:49 PM ET
[JURIST] A US Department of Justice security audit released Monday documents numerous "significant vulnerabilities" in the Warrant Information Network (WIN) operated by the US Marshals Service [official website]. WIN contains the warrant, court records, internal correspondence related to the warrant, and other information on individuals for whom federal warrants have been issued. WIN is used to track the status of all federal warrants to aid in the investigations of all federal fugitives. Review the full report [text] recommending immediate corrective action; an executive summary [text] is also available.
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