VA Data Breach

The personal information of an estimated 46,000 veterans was compromised in a recent data breach at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The VA’s Financial Services Center, or FSC, said Monday it will notify any veterans or veterans' next of kin if their information is at risk after “unauthorized users” hacked into one of its online applications “to divert payments to community health care providers for the­ medical treatment of Veteran,” according to a press release.

Hackers are believed to have “gained access to the application to change financial information and divert payments from VA by using social engineering techniques and exploiting authentication protocols,” the release states.

If your information was compromised in a data breach, reach out to Javitch Law Firm today.