Saturday, May 13, 2023 11:16 AM
A hacking operation targeting the US Department of Transportation exposed the personal information of up to 237,000 current and former federal government employees, CNBC reported, citing Reuters.
The infiltration targeted the transfer processing systems for the transfer program, which pays some of the travel costs of government employees.-
It was not clear if any of the employees’ personal information was used for criminal purposes.-
The Department of Transportation notified Congress Friday in an email that its initial investigation into the data breach concluded that “the intrusion was limited to certain department systems used for administrative tasks, such as processing employee transfer payments.”
The ministry said in a statement to Reuters that the intrusion did not affect any of Salama’s transportation systems, and it did not say who might be responsible for the intrusion.
She added that she was investigating the matter and prevented access to the transfer dues system until it was secured and operational again.