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SANS ISC: Site www.nfc.usda.gov and www.usda.gov Currently Down - SANS Internet Storm Center SANS ISC InfoSec Forums


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Site www.nfc.usda.gov and www.usda.gov Currently Down

We have received a report the National Finance Center site www.nfc.usda.gov is currently returning a 500: Server Error (thanks Melissa) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture www.usda.gov is returning an IBM HTTP WebSphere software page. We are currently investigating to get additional information.

Update 1: www.usda.gov is now back up at 02:30 GMT

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Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu

Guy

427 Posts
ISC Handler
The https://www.nfc.usda.gov issue appears to be related to CA's SiteMinder SSO.
Alex Stanford

154 Posts
NFC is now back.

Any word what this outage was about?

Considering the issues on the world stage, and the importance of what NFC provides to many federal agencies (Payroll Processing), I can't help but suspect something malicious.

I Did not see any planned maintenance warnings.
Taxmanhog

6 Posts
https://www.usda.gov/ is using a mis-matched domain SSL cert.

Cert is for the domains:

DNS Name: *.akamaihd.net
DNS Name: *.akamaihd-staging.net
DNS Name: a248.e.akamai.net
DNS Name: *.akamaized.net
DNS Name: *.akamaized-staging.net
sgrayban

12 Posts

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