Department of Energy hackers steal personal data from 14,000 government employees

The US Department of Energy (DOE) was hacked in late July, an incident that revealed the personally identifiable information (PII) of some 14,000 government employees. According to a memo posted by The Wall Street Journal, the DEO revealed the extent of the hack on Wednesday, saying that both current and former employees may have been affected and that the organization would be providing credit-monitoring and identity theft prevention tools for everyone who was part of the incident. It’s not clear exactly what information the hackers made off with, but the DOE did indicate that no classified information was stolen — however, the stolen PII could be a tool the hackers use to get access to sensitive government systems.

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