USPS Reports Healthcare Breach for 485K Employees

January 7, 2015

Officials at the United States Postal Service (USPS) have revealed that a breach originally reported in November may have compromised the health information of 485,000 employees.

The potentially exposed data was stored in “a file relating to injury compensation claims,” said USPS Chief Human Resources Officer Jeffrey Williamson last month.

That file, along with employees’ Social Security Numbers and other personal information, was compromised back in September after hackers exploited a USPS server’s weak default password.

Officials then waited two months to report the breach.


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