Northrop Grumman notifies linguists of database breach

Northrop Grumman is notifying some of those employed by, or who applied for positions with Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Inc. Balkans Linguist Support Program of a breach.

In a letter dated August 9 to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, R. David Carlton, Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Sector Counsel, wrote that on July 26, they discovered that a database containing the personal information of linguists in that program and those who applied for positions as linguists had been accessed without authorization some time between late November 2012 and May 2013.  The letter does not indicate whether the access occurred only once during that period or on multiple occasions.

The database contained affected individuals’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, blood type, government-issued identification numbers, and contact information.

Upon discovery, the database was taken offline, and the firm reports that it has no evidence that the data were further disclosed or misused. They have offered affected individuals free credit monitoring services.

Update: The breach was also reported to Vermont residents.

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