TRICARE Financial Fraud Claims Don’t Make Sense
Sang of AlertBoot provides some sharp – and skeptical – commentary on the amended complaint alleging fraudulent charges in a lawsuit against the Department of Defense over the TRICARE breach involving SAIC:
Many news feeds are covering nextgov.com‘s story that victims of last year’s TRICARE data breach are reporting fraudulent credit card charges and bank transactions. Seeing how SAIC, the company responsible for the data breach, had failed to use encryption software to secure sensitive data, this is not surprising.
The argument just doesn’t make sense, however: the breached data did not contain financial information.
I firmly believe that SAIC acted irresponsibly but I can’t agree that the subsequent fraud is tied to their dismissive attitude when it comes to data security.
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