United States Marine Corps Forces Reserve
Marine Corps Times reported that an unencrypted email with an attachment containing 21,426 individual’s personally identifiable information was sent to the wrong email distribution list. The data in the attachment included social security numbers, bank electronic funds transfer and bank routing numbers, credit card information, mailing addresses, residential addresses, and emergency contact information. Andrew Aranda, spokesman for Marine Forces Reserve, said in a command release that the error was discovered quickly, and email recall procedures were implemented to reduce the number of accounts that received the email. The email was sent to addresses within the unclassified Marine domain as well as some civilian addresses. The Marine Corps Forces Reserve plans to notify those affected by the breach and provide guidance on ways to safeguard from identity theft. The NJCCIC recommends that those impacted by this breach enroll in a credit monitoring service, consider placing a freeze on their credit, closely monitor financial accounts, and report any suspected fraud.