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12 Virginia veterans still waiting for explanation from VA on data breach

Author: Chris Horne / Source: WAVY-TV

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Veterans who were victims of a data breach by the Veterans Administration say they have not heard from the agency, after it pledged more than a month ago to provide them with credit monitoring.

Documents containing social security numbers, financial payments, home addresses and the names of dependent children were mistakenly sent by the VA to the wrong person in late June. They came to James Graves, a U.S. Army veteran in Williamsburg.

Virginia veterans’ financial and family info compromised

Graves notified the VA, returned the documents, but first sent copies of the documents to each of the 12 veterans.

One of them was Gene Dettore, a U.S. Navy veteran in Virginia Beach.

“If it wasn’t for Mr. Graves’ sending it to me, and being the upstanding citizen that he is, I would have never known it.”

After the breakdown in the VA’s information security, a spokesman told 10 On Your Side that it would investigate, and change the way it handles sensitive information. It also pledged to contact the victims and offer them credit monitoring.

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Six weeks after the incident, nothing.

“I have not been notified by them,” Dettore said. “Mr….

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