* Personal Data for More Than 130,000 U.S. Navy Sailors Stolen by Hackers

By Declan Dunn, TechViews.org   …..

Navy contract was hacked. Hewlett Packard informed the Navy of the breach on Oct. 27 and the affected sailors will be notified in the coming weeks, the Navy said this week.

Sensitive information included Social Security numbers and other personal information for 134,386 current and former U.S. sailors.

“The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously—this is a matter of trust for our sailors,” Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Robert Burke said in a statement.

Burke said that the investigation of the breach was in its early stages, but that the depth of the breach may run into other branches of the U.S.’s military services as well.

“At this stage we are investigating how the breach occurred and if the stolen information could be used,” the Navy said.

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