Site and Currently Down

Published: 2014-12-21
Last Updated: 2014-12-21 03:11:08 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
3 comment(s)

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

Update 1: is now back up at 02:30 GMT


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

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The issue appears to be related to CA's SiteMinder SSO.
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. is using a mis-matched domain SSL cert.

Cert is for the domains:

DNS Name: *
DNS Name: *
DNS Name:
DNS Name: *
DNS Name: *

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