Pen­tagon re­veals cy­ber breach of mil­i­tary, civil­ian travel data

Chicago Tribune - - NATION & WORLD -

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.

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