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Data Breach at U.S. Marshals Service Exposes Personal Data of 387,000 Prisoners

May 13, 2020

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has started notifying 387,000 former and current inmates of a security breach that may have compromised their personal identifiable information.

According to USMS officials, the incident occurred in December 2019, when a bad actor infiltrated the DSNet system, a platform that aids “the movement and housing of USMS prisoners with the federal courts, Bureau of Prisons, and within the agency.”

The attacked exploited a vulnerability in the system to steal information on inmates, including names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and home addresses.

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