U.S. Postal Service latest data breach victim

USPS hasn’t officially confirmed the number of affected people, but CNN reports that the breach hit 750,000 employees and retirees, and 2.9 million customers

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This year may well go down as the year of the data breach.

The breaches started late last year with Target and Neiman Marcus and have since affected a slew of other retailers and restaurants, including P.F. Chang’s, Home Depot, Sally Beauty, and others.

Monday, the U.S. Postal Service announced it had been hit by what it called a “cyber intrusion incident.” According to a statement issued by the Postal Service, the main victims of the breach are current and former employees. Hackers may have accessed their “names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, beginning and end dates of employment, emergency contact information and other information.”

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