PII of 123,000 Federal Employees Exposed
DATA THEFT—U.S.May 30, 2012
Last July, hackers accessed a computer used by a third-party vendor hired to support the U.S. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) Savings Plan, which housed the personal information of 123,201 savings plan members, IDG News Service reports. The third party, Serco, and the FRTIB conducted forensic analysis, determining that the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of 43,000 participants were accessed with, in some cases, financial account numbers. Separately, the Social Security numbers of approximately 80,000 individuals were also compromised. A Serco representative said, "There is no evidence of any funds being diverted or identity theft resulting from the incident."