EPA -Environmental Protection Agency Hacked, Personal Information of 8,000 Employees Exposed

EPA -Environmental Protection Agency Hacked, Personal Information of 8,000 Employees Exposed

Another security breach occurred which effected thousands of employees of Environmental Protection Agency also known as EPA. The EPA authority confirmed that breach exposed the Social Security numbers and banking information of nearly 8,000 peopleThis security breach added the name of EPA among those (LinkedIneHarmonyFormspringYahooAndroid ForumsNvidiaGaimgo and Dropboxwho recently fallen victim to the cyber criminals. The agency wouldn't say whether the breach involved or affected any government contractors but the resources is saying that 5,100 current employees and some 2,700 "other individuals" about a March security incident that exposed personal information on an EPA database. Those impacted were informed about the breach Tuesday, four months after it occurred. Included among the exposed information was Social Security numbers, bank routing numbers and home addresses. The EPA is offering free credit-monitoring services for one year to people affected by the breach and established a hotline for those who want to call about their concerns.
According to the EPA statement- "Vigilantly keeping data secure from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats is a top priority at EPA. The agency has already added new safeguards in response to the incident." The agency's Office of the Inspector General confirmed only that an investigation is underway. 

-Source (Business Journal) 


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