Pen­tagon re­veals cy­ber­breach of depart­ment’s travel records

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NATION+WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON >> The Pen­tagon on Fri­day said there has been a cy­ber­breach of De­fense Depart­ment travel records that com­pro­mised the per­sonal in­for­ma­tion and credit card data of U.S. mil­i­tary and civil­ian per­son­nel.

Ac­cord­ing to a U.S. of­fi­cial fa­mil­iar with the mat­ter, the breach could have af­fected as many as 30,000 work­ers, but that num­ber may grow as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues. The breach could have hap­pened some months ago but was dis­cov­ered only re­cently.

The of­fi­cial, who spoke on the con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the breach is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said that no clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion was com­pro­mised.

Ac­cord­ing to a Pen­tagon state­ment, a depart­ment cy­berteam in­formed lead­ers about the breach Oct. 4.

Lt. Col. Joseph Buc­cino, a Pen­tagon spokesman, said the depart­ment is still gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion.

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