Senators say 17,000 community care providers also impacted in VA breach

FedScoop: A recent breach of veterans’ personal information may have also compromised the information of 17,000 community care providers, a point the Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t initially disclose when it announced the incident Tuesday, according to some Senate Democrats.

The additional 17,000 providers involved in the incident came to light in a letter Democrats on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs sent Wednesday to VA leadership. In the letter, the senators expressed “serious concerns” over the VA’s cybersecurity and its lack of full transparency as to who was impacted by the data breach.

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