The U.S. Government is responsible for employing more than 1.8 million workers annually and handles data for most of those employees in one form or another. Each of these employees relies on the government to protect their data effectively. Unfortunately, a large number of government workers were just exposed to a recent data breach.
This U.S. Government data breach occurred when one or more attackers broke into the government DOT database and obtained data specifically for employees depending on the TRANServe transit benefits system. This system reimburses government employees for their commuting costs throughout the year.
We don't have a specific date, but this government breach likely occurred just a few days before it was reported on May 12, 2023.
This breach impacts more than 237,000 government employees that get reimbursed for their commuting costs. If you rely on the TRANServe transit benefits program, your data might have been released in this breach, and you could be at risk of being exposed, hit by fraud attacks, and having your credit damaged.
We don't know how many government files were released or altered in this latest data breach, but we do know that more than 237,000 individuals were affected by this attack. It's likely that dozens of different files and documents were accessed, copied, and altered.