By Doug Beizer
Mar 12, 2009
An Army database that contains personal information about nearly 1,600
soldiers may have been penetrated by unauthorized users, Army officials
Soldiers who registered with, or participated in, the Army-sponsored
Operation Tribute to Freedom program during the past five years may be
affected by the security breach, Army officials said March 10. The
service is notifying those soldiers about the issue through e-mail
messages and letters.
The information that may have been breached includes the service
members' names, e-mail messages, phone numbers, home addresses, awards
received, ranks, gender, ethnicity, and dates the soldiers deployed and
returned from their deployment, Army officials said.
Only information that was provided at the time of registration was
potentially compromised, officials said. The Criminal Investigation
Command is investigating how the password-protected, secure Web-based
information was penetrated.
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