Hundreds of immigrant recruits risk ‘death sentence’ after Army bungles data, lawmaker says

Today’s reminder that some “human error” breaches can put lives at risk. Alex Horton reports:

Army officials inadvertently disclosed sensitive information about hundreds of immigrant recruits from nations such as China and Russia, in a breach that could aid hostile governments in persecuting them or their families, a lawmaker and former U.S. officials said.

A spreadsheet intended for internal coordination among recruiters was accidentally emailed to recruits and contained names, Social Security numbers and enlistment dates. The list was sent out inadvertently at least three times between July 2017 and January 2018.

Read more on Washington Post.

And yes, the Army made a statement that included the all-too-predictable claim that they take privacy seriously, etc. etc.

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