U.S. Postal Service Says It Was Victim of Data Breach (update3)

Laura Stevens reports:

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday that its more than 500,000 employees could be affected by a data breach that may have compromised data including names, Social Security numbers and addresses.

The Postal Service said its revenue systems — including at post offices and online — weren’t compromised, and credit and debit card information from customers weren’t affected. However, some information given by customers to a call center between Jan. 1 and Aug. 16, such as names, addresses and e-mail addresses, may have been compromised.

Read more on WSJ.

Update: Washington Post reports that the breach, believed to be state-sponsored, may impact 800,000 employees.

Update2: And now it’s 750,000 employees and retirees,  and 2.9 million customers, reports CNN.

Update3: USPS statement about breach (via @Cyber_War_News)

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