Data Breach Occurs at Agency in Charge of Secure White House Communications

Hackers have compromised the Department of Defense (DoD) agency in charge of securing and managing communications for the White House, leaking personally identifiable information (PII) of employees and leading to concerns over the safety of the communications of top-level U.S. officials in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

Reuters first reported the data breach at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), part of the DoD, on Friday, citing letters seen by the news outlet that were sent to people allegedly affected by the breach.

DISA, headquartered at Fort Meade in Maryland, provides direct telecommunications and IT support for President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their staff, as well as the U.S. Secret Service, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior members of the armed forces, according to the agency’s website.

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Source: ThreatPost