Navy: Sailors’ info hacked on con­trac­tor’s lap­top

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WASHINGTON — The Navy says the names, So­cial Se­cu­rity num­bers and other sen­si­tive de­tails of 134,386 cur­rent and for­mer sailors have been breached on a con­trac­tor’s lap­top.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined this week that the in­for­ma­tion had been ac- cessed by un­known peo­ple, and the Navy has be­gun no­ti­fy­ing af­fected sailors. On Oct. 27, Hewlett Packard En­ter­prise Ser­vices told the Navy that one lap­top op­er­ated by an em­ployee work­ing on a Navy con­tract had been com­pro­mised.

Vice Adm. Robert Burke says the Navy is in­ves­ti­gat­ing and “work­ing quickly to iden­tify and take care of those af­fected by this breach.”

His of­fice says there’s no ev­i­dence that the in­for­ma­tion has been mis­used. The Navy is looking into credit mon­i­tor­ing ser­vices for the af­fected sailors.

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