How to Fix the “Database Bug” article When the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton’s email server, it stumbled upon a vulnerability in Oracle’s SQL Server, one of the leading databases used by the FBI to handle investigations.
Oracle was aware of the vulnerability, but the FBI did not disclose it until the agency’s own internal report in late August.
The FBI has said that the report contained “errors and omissions.”
In a blog post, Oracle acknowledged that it didn’t immediately alert its customers about the vulnerability.
“We should have done so sooner,” the company wrote.
But the FBI found it too late to fix it, and the vulnerability was not patched until October, two weeks after the bureau was notified.
The bug is not a new one.
In 2012, Oracle had been the subject of a series of security issues that caused it to become the target of multiple cyberattacks, according to the U.S. Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
In the early days of Oracle’s cloud computing platform, Oracle was forced to shut down operations and stop releasing software updates for the platform, which caused many customers to lose their data.
The company had also been hacked and a database server was stolen from its data center.
Oracle’s chief security officer, Mark Hurd, left the company in 2014 to join the White House, where he oversaw the development of the federal government’s security software.