​240,000 Homeland Security employees, case witnesses affected by data breach

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed the breach of the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Case Management System (CMS), affecting approximately 247,167 individuals employed by DHS in 2014, as well as individuals including subjects, witnesses, and complainants associated with DHS OIG investigations from 2002 through 2014.

DHS issued a statement on Wednesday after it sent the affected individuals a letter notifying them that they may have been impacted by a “privacy incident” relating to the CMS.

It held firm that the privacy incident did not stem from a cyber attack by external actors, and that “the evidence indicates that affected individual’s personal information was not the primary target of the unauthorised transfer of data”.

Read more about the DHS data breach on ZDNet.

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