U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs data breach affects 46,000 veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has suffered a data breach that has led to the exposure of personal information for over 46,000 veterans.

The VA department was created to ensure United States veterans receive the health services, benefits, and care they deserve.

In a data breach notification released yesterday, the VA states that hackers breached their systems to steal payments earmarked for health care providers who provided treatment to veterans.

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Source: Bleeping Computer