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FDIC Suffers ‘Inadvertent’ Data Breach

13
Apr
2016
FDIC Suffers ‘Inadvertent’ Data Breach

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A former FDIC employee accidentally triggered a major breach exposing data of 44,000 customers.
A major data breach at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) exposed the records of 44,000 customers, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.

The breach happened in late February when the data records were accidentally downloaded to a personal device by a former employee, who had legitimate access to the data. The memo specified no information regarding what kind of data was downloaded, but stated that no sensitive data had been compromised or disseminated, The Washington Post said.

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