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Navy says personal data of 134,386 sailors was breached by hackers

Posted at 1:47 PM, Nov 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says the names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive details of 134,386 current and former sailors have been breached on a contractor's laptop.

Investigators determined this week that the information had been accessed by unknown people, and the Navy has begun notifying affected sailors.

On Oct. 27, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services told the Navy that one laptop operated by an employee working on a Navy contract had been compromised.

Vice Adm. Robert Burke says the Navy is in the early stages of investigating and "working quickly to identify and take care of those affected by this breach." He's chief of naval personnel.

His office says there's no evidence to date that the information has been misused. The Navy is looking into credit monitoring services for the affected sailors.