Pentagon reveals cyber breach of military, civilian travel data
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.
A U.S. official familiar with the matter said the breach may have affected 30,000 workers, but that number may grow as the investigation continues. The breach could have happened some months ago but was only recently discovered.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that no classified information was compromised.
A cyber team informed leaders about the breach Oct. 4, according to a Pentagon statement.
Lt. Col. Joseph Buccino, a Pentagon spokesman, said the department is still gathering information on the size and scope of the hack and who did it.