Hacked Laptop Causes Data Breach at Pentagon Federal Credit Union

An infected laptop was used to access the systems at the Pentagon’s credit union, exposing the financial records of the members of the United States military, according to a Kaspersky Lab report.

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This isn’t the first time PenFed has been targeted. The credit union posted an alert on its Web site notifying users that a person who was calling members to say their mortgages were being sold and requesting personal information was fraudulently masquerading as a PenFed underwriter.

I wonder if the laptop had PCI-mandated firewall and anti-virus software.

via Hacked Laptop Causes Data Breach at Pentagon Federal Credit Union – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.

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