Navy: Personal Data on 134K Sailors Was Breached

'Unknown individuals' accessed compromised laptop
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2016 12:10 PM CST

(Newser) – In a major data breach, "unknown individuals" accessed information on 134,386 current and former sailors, the Navy says. The data taken from a compromised Hewlett Packard laptop includes names and Social Security numbers, the Navy says in a press release. "The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously—this is a matter of trust for our sailors," Navy personnel boss Vice Adm. Robert Burke said in a statement. "We are in the early stages of investigating and are working quickly to identify and take care of those affected by this breach." Navy Times reports that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the breach. The Navy says it will notify the affected sailors and supply credit monitoring services. (Read more Navy stories.)

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