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US Military Security Clearance Files Leak Due to Unsecured Drive
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 07:12:54 PM »
US Military Security Clearance Files Leak Due to Unsecured Drive
13 March 2017, 4:34 pm

US Air Force documents were left on an unsecured backup drive, exposing highly sensitive personnel files on over 4,000 senior and high-ranking officers. 

According to MacKeeper Security Researchers, the gigabytes of files were accessible to anyone because there was no password to protect the backup drive. It seems the information found there varied from names and addresses of officers, along with their ranks, and even Social Security numbers of over 4,000 officers. 

Another file found on the same unprotected backup drive lists the security clearance levels of hundreds of officers, some with "top secret" clearance, which potentially makes them targets for those wanting to get their hands on such files. 

Other spreadsheets contained contact information of staff and their spouses, along with private personal information and sensitive data. ... (read more)

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