The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has sustained another data breach, putting more than 7,000 veterans at risk of identity theft. A potential flaw in one of VA’s patient databases managed by a vendor to provide home telehealth services may have exposed personal information of veterans. The security flaw could have exposed veterans’ data, including name, address, date of birth, phone number and VA patient identification number, via the Internet. VA has notified and offered credit protection to all 7,054 veterans in the database.
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