As many as 390,000 current and former Homeland Security Department employees, contractors and job applicants may have had their private data compromised in a newly disclosed computer hack discovered last year. DHS spokesman S.Y. Lee said internal notices about the data breach discovered in September at KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. were sent to employees starting April 27.

KeyPoint is a company that provides background checks for security clearances for the federal government.

The KeyPoint hack is separate from the hacks of the Office of Personnel Management attacks disclosed earlier this month.

Notifications have taken longer for those outside the department. In a letter to one former job applicant dated June 5, the government advised that the data breach was “initially discovered in September.” A copy of the letter was obtained by

The Associated Press. KeyPoint officials did not immediately respond to emailed requests for comment Monday.

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Newly disclosed hack may have compromised data for 390,000 DHS workers, contracts, applicants

As many as 390,000 current and former Homeland Security Department employees, contractors and job applicants may have had their private data compromised in a newly disclosed computer hack discovered last year.

DHS spokesman S.Y. Lee said internal notices about the data breach discovered in September at KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. were sent to employees starting April 27. The KeyPoint hack is separate from the hacks of the Office of Personnel Management attacks disclosed earlier this month.

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