Booz Allen confirms data breach

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 6:38 PM
Booz Allen confirms data breach

U.S. government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton says certain of its data files ended up posted on the Internet due to an illegal attack.

The management and technology consulting firm said Tuesday it is conducting a review of the nature and extent of the attack that led to the data breach.

At this point, the McLean, Va., company doesn't believe that the attack extended beyond data pertaining to a learning management system for a government agency.

On Monday, members of the online activist group Anonymous claimed that they stole tens of thousands of encrypted military passwords from Booz Allen Hamilton and posted them online.