Veteran Affairs’ E-Benefits website exposing veterans’ information

Jon Camp reports:

Navy veteran Sylvester Woodland said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing Wednesday night when he logged onto the Veteran Affairs’ E-Benefits website.

“It gave me a different person’s name, each and every time I came back,” Woodland said. At first I thought it was just a glitch, but the more I thought about it, I said, wait a minute, this is more than a glitch, this is a breach.”

Woodland was on the VA’s E-Benefits website trying to track down his own history for a bank loan. Instead, windows kept popping up displaying other veterans’ medical and financial information.

“When you click on these hyperlinks here, it takes you to the bank account, the direct deposit, bank account, last four, what bank is it for,” Woodland said. “I’ll bet he has no idea that I’m sitting here in my house with his information.”

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As of the time of this posting, the site is still down:

eBenefits Site Down at 7.47.49 PM

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  1. Christina Messina - January 17, 2014

    What is the VA going to do about this? I believe this the second kind of breach the VA has had in past couple of years.

    • Dissent - January 17, 2014

      I’ve sent their media relations department an email inquiry and will post an update if/when I get more information.

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