DHS Announces Two Data Breaches

Red word "SECURITY BREACH" revealed revealed in green computer machine code through a magnifying glass.

Last week, NTEU was informed of two data breaches affecting hundreds of thousands of current and former employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

According to DHS, a former employee of the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) was in unauthorized possession of two sets of data. One contained personal information of employees who worked at DHS in 2014, while the other data breach is from 2002-2014 OIG case management files.
The nearly 250,000 individuals affected by the first breach will be notified with additional information, including credit monitoring and identity theft protection services that will be made available.

DHS has indicated that it is not feasible to individually notify the unknown number of individuals impacted by the second breach. NTEU will request a briefing asking for more information on each incident and update members as we receive information.