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US defense IT agency says data breach may have affected 200,000 people

February 24, 2020

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which handles IT and telecommunications support for the White House and U.S. military troops, has disclosed a data breach that may have affected 200,000 people between May and July 2019.

According to a letter sent by the U.S. defense agency to victims, Social Security numbers and other personal information stored on a system on their network might have been compromised.

“While there is no evidence to suggest that any of the potentially compromised PII was misused, DISA policy requires the agency to notify individuals whose personal data may have been compromised”, according to the letter, dated Feb. 11, 2020.

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