CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

TikTok barred from US starting Sunday Apple's best iOS 14 features Second stimulus check payment schedule iPhone 12 release prediction Super Mario 3D All-Stars review The best VPN service of 2020 Apple Watch Series 6

Veterans' Social Security numbers leaked in data breach

Hack exposes the personal information of around 46,000 US vets.

Listen
- 00:40
apple-iphone-lock-cybersecurity-0453

Some 46,000 vets are victims of the latest hack. 

Angela Lang/CNET

The personal information of around 46,000 veterans was exposed during a hack, the US Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday. One of the online apps for the VA Financial Services Center "was accessed by unauthorized users" who diverted payments that were meant to go to health care providers for veterans' medical treatment. The information includes Social Security numbers.

The app has been taken offline, and won't be available again until the VA completes a security review. For now, the department is contacting those affected, including deceased veterans' next of kin. 

"The department is also offering access to credit monitoring services, at no cost, to those whose Social Security numbers may have been compromised," the VA said.