Thousands of DoD personnel may have had their private data leaked — US government admits 20,000 could be affected

A year after a cybersecurity incident, the US Department of Defense (DOD) has begun notifying affected individuals about exactly what happened.

In February 2023, cybersecurity researcher Anurag Sen discovered a US government email server that sat without a proper password to protect its content – essentially, leaking sensitive information to anyone who knew where to look.