Pentagon 30000 Personnel travel data hacked

15 Oct 2018_campuscad


The personal information of as many of 30000 officials has been stolen by the hackers at The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense on October 4, 2018.

The information is mostly related to travel and credit card data. No classified data is compromised as per Pentagon spokesperson.

The data breach happened at the end of one of the vendor of the Pentagon who provides services like travel to the very small population worked at Defense office.Amazon ad

“The department is continuing to assess the risk of harm and will ensure notifications are made to affected personnel.” Said by Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Joseph Buccino to AP news.

Pentagon also started the program called “Hack the Pentagon” with $150000 prize money by pre-approved experts in 2016. The first pilot project was to hack the Defense Department website.

Pentagon is currently investigating the breach and its potential effect and consequences, though vendor will remain under contract but the concerns will go into his performance.

In 2015, massive cyber attack happened to the Office of Personnel Management and it was broadly blamed for Chinese government with data of 21 million personnel were compromised.

The recent Bloomberg report claims, China planted microchips on motherboards manufactured by Supermicro Company and used by Amazon and Apple servers. But the claims are incorrect and systems are healthy and secure, No user data is compromised, Apple and Amazon informed the US government.

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