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DHS Admits Major Leak Affecting 247,000 Employees

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed a major privacy leak affecting nearly a quarter of a million employees as well as others associated with departmental investigations.

The agency revealed in a statement yesterday that the “privacy incident” did not stem from an external attack and that “affected individuals’ personal information was not the primary target of the unauthorized transfer of data.”

The incident relates to a database containing personally identifiable information (PII) used by the DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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