Breach! Private info of 247K DHS staffers leaked

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a data breach that occurred in May 2017.

Data for more than 247,000 DHS employees and people under investigation by the agency was taken from a secure DHS database.

The department said a former employee caused the breach, not a hacker. The stolen database included data from 2002 to 2014, including employees’ names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and duty stations within the department.

Approximately 247,167 federal employees were affected, along with undisclosed numbers of case witnesses and suspects.

The breach occurred in May 2017 and was first announced earlier this month. The DHS is offering 18 months of free credit monitoring to everyone affected by the breach.


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