USDA says hacker may have stolen employees' data

Friday, 23 June 2006, 8:44 AM EST

A computer hacker may have stolen "personal identity information" for 26,000 current and former U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters employees, agency officials said.

The USDA announced the security breach shortly before midnight on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after it occurred. It offered one year of free credit-monitoring services to the potentially affected employees.

At Computerworld.

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