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USPS Customer, Employee Data Compromised

The United States Postal Service is the latest victim in a series of hacks affecting large companies. 

(Wikimedia Commons)
(Wikimedia Commons)

The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that their employee and customer information was compromised after some USPS computers were hacked.

The personal information of the employees believed to be compromised consisted of their names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, the beginning and end dates of employment and emergency contact information, according to a press release. 

The customers who called or emailed the Postal Service Customer Care Center between Jan. 1, 2014 and Aug. 16, 2014 were also affected by this incident. 

However, their transactional revenue systems in post offices and on have not been affected.

USPS said the potentially affected customers do not need to take any action in response to the incident.

USPS has also implemented additional security measures to protect its system.

The Postal Service is investigating with the FBI and other agencies.

There is no evidence that the compromised data has been used in malicious activities.

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