USPS Joins the Long List of Breached Organizations

According a statement released by the US Postal Service (USPS), attackers have likely compromised personal information of some 800,000 current and past employees, as well as data for customers who contacted the USPS Customer Care Center via phone or e-mail between Jan. 1, 2014, and Aug. 16, 2014. Affected employee information includes name, date of birth, Social Security number, address and other contact information.

The USPS explained in a FAQ document that as part of the cyber security intrusion mitigation efforts, the Postal Service took some systems offline over the 11/8-11/9 weekend.

The identity of the attackers is unknown.

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