USOC notifying participants in 100-Days Out event of vendor breach
The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) recently notified individuals who participated in the 100-Days Out event in April 2016 that their personal information was acquired by an unauthorized individual who gained access to the email account of a contractor who ran security clearances for the event.
According to their notification, on November 18, USOC learned that an “unauthorized person was able to gain access to the email account of the government contractor who performed security clearances for certain attendees in advance of the event. The unauthorized person then posted a number of the contractor’s emails to a website, including an email that included your personal information provided as part of the clearance process.”
The information posted on the website includes attendees’ name, date of birth, address, telephone number, social security number and passport information.