Pentagon reveals cyberbreach of department’s travel records
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.