Booz Allen Hamilton Breach - April 14, 2022

Date: April, 2022

Booz Allen Hamilton is a consulting company for US businesses, government, and military groups. The company’s website states, “With more than 100 years of management consulting expertise, Booz Allen supports both large-scale transformations and specialized problem-solving. We are part of your team—from strategy to implementation.”

What Was the Breach?

The breach was the unauthorized download of a file containing Booz Allen Hamilton employee data. The data included

  • Full names
  • US Government Security Level (including security clearance status)
  • Social security numbers
  • Salaries
  • Birthdays
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Ethnicity

How Did the Breach Occur?

The breach occurred when a then-current employee downloaded a report that contained sensitive employee data. When the data breach was discovered, Booz Allen Hamilton fired the employee. However, we are unaware of whether or not the individual retained access to the data.

When Did This Breach Occur?

This breach occurred on April 14th, 2022.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

The breach impacts Booz Allen Hamilton employees. At the time of the breach, Booz Allen Hamilton employed about 27,000 individuals. Luckily, customers were unaffected by the breach, which gave the victims little comfort. If the hacker chose to, they could effectively destroy these individuals’ credit and, if they were skilled enough, their futures.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

The breach affected an unknown number of individuals. Booz Allen Hamilton has assured everyone involved that the now-former employee meant no harm with the file download, but many employees are still worried that the data may have fallen into the wrong hands.

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