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US Navy hacked, 130,000+ sailors' personal data leaked

130K+ sailors have their personal data leaked, with the US Navy hacked on October 27
By: Anthony Garreffa | Privacy & Rights News | Posted: 6 days, 6 hours ago

The US Navy has waited until Thanksgiving to announce news that one of their employees had their laptop "compromised", with personal data of 130,000 sailors being stolen, back on October 27.

 

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Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Robert Burke said in the US Navy's press release: "The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously - this is a matter of trust for our Sailors. We are in the early stages of investigating and are working quickly to identify and take care of those affected by this breach".

 

The Navy continued in its press release: "For those affected by this incident, the Navy is working to provide further details on what happened, and is reviewing credit monitoring service options for affected Sailors".

 

The data of 134,386 current and former sailors and service members' personal data leaked - the news of it arriving on Thanksgiving doesn't sit well with me either, with Motherboard reporting: "It's pretty bad to lose the personal information of 134,386 current and former sailors and service members, but letting them-and the rest of the world-know this happened the night before Thanksgiving, in what could easily be construed as an attempt to bury the bad news, certainly doesn't make the Navy look good".

NEWS SOURCES:Motherboard.vice.com, Flickr.com

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