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Data Breach Impacts 46,000 Veterans


Last updated 10/21/2020 at 11:12am

A data breach occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs when thieves attempted to divert medical payment funds at the Financial Services Center away from community health care providers that take care of veterans outside the VA. The minute the techies noticed the breach, they took it offline, of course, and locked it pending a security review.

If that was the whole story, it would eventually be worked out when those providers got replacement payments from the VA. However, while the thieves were roaming around in the computers they also got the personal information of some 46,000 vetera...

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