Army National Guard Infosec Failure Exposed 850K Service Members’ Info

Earlier this month, this site noted a security failure involving an Army National Guard data transfer.

Today, Tara Seals reports that the number impacted is 850,000:

The Army National Guard has exposed the personal information of more than 850,000 current and former members, by improperly handling a data transfer.

The servicemen and women may have had their names, home addresses, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth exposed when that data was transferred to a non-Department of Defense-accredited data center by a contract employee as part of a budget analysis.

An Army National Guard spokesperson described it as “more of a poor security practice,” than a breach, though classified as a breach.

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