Army National Guard struck by data breach

By: Mark Hensch

The Army National Guard is alerting its current and former members that a data breach may have exposed their private information.

Officials on Friday said the incident is unrelated to the massive hack of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that impacted more than 22 million people’s sensitive details.

“All current and former Army National Guard members since 2004 could be affected by this breach because files containing personal information was inadvertently transferred to a non-DoD-accredited data center by a contract employee,” said Maj. Earl Brown, a spokesman for the National Guard Bureau.

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