Intrusion detected in DOD server

Routine monitoring uncovered recently that an intruder had compromised a server supporting the Defense Department's Tricare Management Activity.

TMA sent notification letters to those affected by the breach, alerting them that their personal information had been compromised and they could be at risk for identity theft, according to a news release.

'As a result of this incident, we immediately implemented enhanced security controls throughout the network and installed additional monitoring tools to improve security of existing networks and data files,' William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs, said in the release. 'Such incidents are reprehensible, and we deeply regret the inconvenience this may cause the people we serve.'

Information contained in the compromised files varied, according to the release, and investigators don't know if any of the information will be misused.

The Defense Criminal Investigative Service is investigating.


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