Pentagon data breach exposed 30,000 travel records

The U.S. Department of Defense suffered a data breach through a third-party vendor resulting in at least 30,000 service members and employees having some of their personal and payment card information compromised.

The Pentagon leadership was informed of the breach on October 4 that the unnamed vendor was compromised exposing the PII and credit card information of the military members and civilian workers, according to the Associated Press. The type of attack has not been released, but on source told The AP that no classified data was involved.

A Pentagon spokesman told The AP that the vendor in question is still under contract, but the DoD has taken steps to cut ties with the company.

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