30 Nov '16, 9pm

Source: Navy asks contractor to pay up for data breach

The Navy is pressing private contractor Hewlett Packard Enterprise to pay for credit monitoring services for sailors affected by a data breach that exposed more than 130,000 social security numbers, a defense official familiar with the ongoing investigation said. The request comes as the investigation into the breach has also expanded to include the FBI, which has joined with Naval Criminal Investigative Service in probing the case, said the official who spoke on background to discuss an ongoing investigation. HPE, which contracts with the Navy to manage personal information for thousands of sailors, declined to comment on the breach, the investigation or whether the company intends to pay for the credit monitoring for sailors. "The security and privacy of our clients is a top priority for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE),” said Thomas Brandt, a spokesman for the contracto...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/navy-asks-hewlett-pack...

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