Pentagon Database Hacked

Ukrinform – UATV

A Pentagon database was hacked.

Hackers broke the network of a single commercial vendor, who collaborated with the Pentagon.

Hackers received the personal information of about 30,000 Pentagon military and civil employees included the information about their trips and credit card use.

The American Defense Department said that it will assess the risks of harm and will tell its employees of what personal data exactly has been stolen.

Last week, Western countries issued coordinated denunciations of Russia for running what they described as a global hacking campaign, targeting institutions from sports anti-doping bodies to a nuclear power company and the chemical weapons watchdog.

In some of the strongest language aimed at Moscow since the Cold War, Britain said Russia had become a “pariah state.”