DOE reveals data disclosure involving 12,000 workers

It’s been a rough few days for governmental agencies, it seems. First it was the GSA breach, and now DOE. Bob Pavey reports:

Federal authorities are investigating a security breach in which personal information from at least 12,000 Savannah River Site workers was compromised last month.

“Initial indications are that this disclosure was not the result of a cyber-intrusion and no classified data was compromised,” the U.S. Energy Department said in a statement.

The matter has been referred to the department’s Office of Inspector General and affected workers are being advised of the situation.

Those workers are encouraged “to be vigilant in monitoring financial transactions and emails or phone calls relating to such personal transactions” and to use a special email account to ask further questions.

Read more on Augusta Chronicle.

So far, there’s nothing on the web site nor on, so I don’t know when this breach occurred or when it was detected, much less the how and the why of the breach.

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