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Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) data leak exposes data of 2.3M survivors

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) has disclosed a data leak that exposed banking details and other personal information of 2.3 million survivors.

In case of national disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) offers a program called Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) that provides shelter to survivors.

News of the day is that FEMA has admitted a data leak that exposed banking details and other personal information of 2.3 million survivors.

An unnamed contractor of the US Agency had accidentally received more information than it ever needed to know.

“FEMA, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General (DHS OIG), identified an incident involving the sharing of sensitive, personally identifiable information of disaster survivors using the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.”reads the data breach notification published by FEMA.

“In transferring disaster survivor information to a...(continued)

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