Members of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union are at risk of identity theft after a laptop containing person and financial records was hacked. The names, addresses, Social Security numbers and credit and debit card numbers of 514 credit union customers were improperly accessed, according to the New Hampshire attorney general.
“We have no indication that your information has been misused,” Roderick Mitchell, PenFed’s executive vice president of operations, wrote to the affected customers. Mitchell said no passwords or PINs were accessed and the credit union reissued all credit and debit cards to customers whose privacy was compromised. PenFed also offered two years of free access to a credit-protection software program to all compromised members.
However, the full extent of the breach may not be known for years to come and PenFed’s letter does not the number of customers’ account information that was obtained illegally. It is also unclear if PenFed has found the source of the attack.
PenFed serves nearly one million members of the active-duty military from the Department of Defense, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Veterans of Foreign Wars and defense contractors…read more.