Data Breach At VA Puts Veterans’ Info At Risk

Department-of-Veterans-AffairsThe Oregon Department Of Veterans Affairs released a statement on Monday admitting that personal information of 967 veterans has been compromised.

The statement reads, in part:

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) recently determined that the personal information of 967 Oregon veterans may have been compromised.

A preliminary and ongoing investigation indicates that copies of DD214’s (DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) may have been in the possession of a person unauthorized to handle this information.

At this time there is no evidence to suggest that there has been any attempt to misuse the information; however, because personal information such as social security number, date of birth, address and full name is typically on discharge documents, ODVA is treating this compromise with critical importance.

All impacted veterans have been mailed a notification and offered credit monitoring services for a full year at no charge.

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