The Army National Guard has exposed the personal information of more than 850,000 current and former members, by improperly handling a data transfer.
The servicemen and women may have had their names, home addresses, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth exposed when that data was transferred to a non-Department of Defense-accredited data center by a contract employee as part of a budget analysis.
An Army National Guard spokesperson described it as “more of a poor security practice,” than a breach, though classified as a breach.
“We believe the specific files containing [personal information were] safeguarded and not used to compromise anyone’s identity,” Kurt Rauschenberg told Army Times. “However, we want the public to know what happened just in case.”
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