Follow-up: Army slow in contacting data breach victims

Joe Gould reports:

The Army has been slow to inform 31 soldiers who received the Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross, or their families, that the recipients’ Social Security numbers were posted online.

More than a week after the breach was made public, eight recipients of the DSC, the military’s second highest award for valor, said they had not heard from the Army and were unaware of the breach until Army Times informed them.

Read more on Army Times.

It never ceases to amaze me how our expectations on notifications have changed over time. Two years ago, we’d be talking months before notification. Now if people aren’t notified within a week, they’re disappointed or upset.

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