American aerospace and defense technology company, Northrop Grumman, was under attack.
In a letter sent out last week, to the Attorney General of Vermont, a company database containing the personal information of individuals who applied or ended up hired as linguists for the company’s Balkans Linguist Support Program suffered compromise by hackers.
The breach occurred sometime between late November 2012 and May 2013. However, it’s uncertain if the attackers had access to Northrop Grumman’s systems all that time or if attackers breached the company’s systems only once during the timeframe.
The affected database, which is now offline, contained names, dates of birth, blood types, social security numbers, contact information, and other government-issued identification numbers.
Northrop Grumman said there is no evidence showing the compromised information ended up misused. However, they’re offering victims of the hack free identity protection services with AllClear ID.