The Pentagon said the leak of employees ‘ personal data

CC BY 2.0 / La Citta Vita / Pentacostal of the Ministry of defense. Archival photoThe Pentagon said the leak of employees ‘ personal dataCC BY 2.0 / La Citta Vita / the Pentagon

The Pentagon is investigating the circumstances of getting to the hackers of personal data of its employees, the cause and estimated damage from the incident, told RIA Novosti on Friday the representative of the defence Department of the USA Colonel Joseph Buccino.

«The fourth of October, the Ministry of defence have identified a leak of personal data of its employees,» said Buccino. And added that about the incident, according to the regulations, were notified to Congress.

He also noted that the data breach occurred after a contractor that provided services to the Pentagon in terms of staff travel. And we are talking about a small volume of such works.

«The Ministry continues to assess the magnitude of harm to employees…, the Department began the process of notifying affected persons», he added.

«Currently, additional information about the incident is collected. The Ministry assesses further measures to counter», — concluded Buccino.

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