By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:53 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 20:53 GMT, 21 February 2020
This month, the US Department of Defense sent out letters to people whose personal information had been exposed by a 'data breach' at one of its agencies.
The attack targeted the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) computer systems and is believed to have taken place between May and July of 2019.
DISA has more than 8,000 military and civilian employees, who oversee information sharing and communication technology for the Department of Defense,
The Defense Information Systems Agency, a part of the Department of Defense that oversees military communications, information sharing, and presidential calls, announced it had been hacked in 2019
The agency's work includes oversight on presidential communications and calls to Donald Trump.
The Department of Defense has declined to say what they know the identity of the hackers.
The department has confirmed that personal information of more than 200,000 people was exposed, according to a report in TechCrunch.
‘The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun issuing letters to people whose personally identifiable information may have been compromised in a data breach on a system hosted by the agency,’ DISA spokesperson Charles Prichard said.
‘While there is no evidence to suggest that any of the potentially compromised PII was misused, DISA policy requires the agency to notify individuals whose personal data may have been compromised.’
DISA, which employs around 8,000 military personnel and civilians, won't say whether they've identified those responsible for the breach, nor what their motive was, but it's believed to have occurred between May and July of 2019