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PenFed hacking leaves possibility of troop identity thefts

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January 19, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via Washington Post

Members of a credit union that serves active-duty military personnel and others connected to the Pentagon are at risk for identity theft after a laptop was hacked, exposing the personal and financial records of an undisclosed number of troops and their families.

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union, or PenFed, the Alexandria-based institution that serves the military and other government agencies, mailed a letter to customers in early January alerting them to the security breach, which was discovered Dec. 12. PenFed would not comment on how many customers were notified.

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