eBenefits

Update on the VA’s eBenefits website breach

The VA responded to my email inquiries about the recently disclosed breach involving the eBenefits web site with the following statement: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) takes seriously our obligation to properly safeguard personal information. During a limited period of time Wednesday evening, as part of a process to improve software supporting the...

‘Defect’ on VA benefits site shares vets’ personal details online

Barnini Chakraborty has an update on the Veterans Administration e-benefits website breach reported here recently: The VA issued a statement Friday afternoon acknowledging the “software defect.” “VA took immediate action upon discovering the software defect and shut the eBenefits system down in order to limit any problems,” the agency said. It also said that...