Analysis: Hackers Steal 40,000 US Troops Personal Information
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
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New York, NY—Reuters recently reported,
Hackers say they have leaked personal details of tens of thousands of U.S. troops to websites.
The Korean security Firm NSHC issued a “red alert” several days ago about the breach. Identity Finder was able to obtain and analyze at least some of the information referenced in their original report. Identity Finder’s analysis indicates that the hack contains the following information:
- 1,161 Unique Social Security Numbers, all of which appeared to belong to US service members.
- The 1,161 records also contained: Sex, Birthdate, Rank, Units, Marital Status, Race, and important service dates.
- 100,000 login names and addresses belonging to individuals with Korean names.
- 120,000 dates of birth belonging to individuals with Korean names.
Identity Finder is not able to independently verify the source of the data, but from the information we have seen, approximately 1,100 US troops appear to be at greatest risk of identity fraud due to this breach. Hackers claim that troops affected came from the US Army 25th Infantry division and 1st Calvary division. Identity Finder is NOT able to confirm that 40,000 US troops were affected by this breach.
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