A Telehealth services vendor notified the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that over 7,000 veterans’ personal information may have been exposed due to a security fail in their database.
The number of persons whose information is at risk of being compromised is estimated at 7,054 veterans and the nature of their information ranges from names, to address, dates of birth, their personal phone numbers, and even their patient identification numbers.
Following the discovery of the security flaw in the database, all the veterans were notified by the service provider and were also offered credit protection services.
While this is a serious issue, a spokesperson from the Telehealth services vendors assured the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that only their staff had accessed this compromised information and immediate measures were taken to remedy this while they continue to keep a close eye on the application.
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