US Postal Service suffers breach of employee, customer data

A U.S. Postal Service data breach has potentially compromised the personal information of 800,000 employees, as well as some customers who contacted the government service.

The data breach of some USPS information systems, being investigated by the FBI, may include names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses and other information of Postal Service employees, the USPS said in a press release. The intrusion, reportedly discovered in September, also may affect customers who called or emailed the USPS customer care center between January and mid-August, the post office said.

The compromised data for those Postal Service customers could include names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses, but USPS does not believe that customers need to take action to protect their financial accounts, the service said. USPS is still investigating how many customers were affected, a spokesman said.

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