Pentagon Travel Record Breach Highlights Impact of Hacker Dwell Time

NextGov: We recently learned of a data breach at the Pentagon through a commercial vendor, which exposed approximately 30,000 travel records, including compromised personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.

Although the breach was discovered on Oct. 4, 2018, it could have happened months before it was announced to the public in mid-October. This attack—the latest in what is becoming a common occurrence—shows yet another example of a large organization facing data loss, reputational damage and much more after a hack remained undetected for an extended period of time.

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