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Navy: Sailors’ personal info hacked on contractor’s laptop

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    In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, a sailor raises the U.S. flag on a submarine at Pearl Harbor.

WASHINGTON » The Navy says the names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive details of 134,386 current and former sailors have been breached on a contractor’s laptop.

Investigators determined this week that the information had been accessed by unknown people, and the Navy has begun notifying affected sailors.

On Oct. 27, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services told the Navy that one laptop operated by an employee working on a Navy contract had been compromised.

Vice Adm. Robert Burke says the Navy is in the early stages of investigating and “working quickly to identify and take care of those affected by this breach.” He’s chief of naval personnel.

His office says there’s no evidence to date that the information has been misused. The Navy is looking into credit monitoring services for the affected sailors.

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  • Can’t wait to hear the Navy explain why they provided, Social Security numbers and other sensitive details of 134,386 current and former sailors to an HP contractor. A willful violation of government Information Security (INFOSEC) regulations.

    Who in the Navy, by name, is directly responsible for this breach? How soon will they be prosecuted? When will the Navy admit willful failure and apologize for their incompetence?

    Sad to say once again military leadership is the weak link in another debacle. This did not have to happen, totally preventable.

    • Its inexcusable. Someone responsible for the sloppy security needs to spend some hard jail time. Why has security become so lax under the Obama administration? Because Barry never served or even bothered to attend ROTC or even JROTC.

      • Precedence has been set by Hillary not going to jail for her careless mishandling of classified information. All the contractor has to do is plead no intent. If it worked for her it should work for the contractor. Too bad Petraeus and Snowden didn’t think of that.

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