Multiple soldiers identities are at risk because the Armed Forces Recreation Center Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany has been breached.
Now the Armed Forces Recreation Center Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is looking into the data breach that caused the soldiers identity theft.
At least 18 soldiers and their retirees who used at the resort in the period: November 2017 – February 2018 reported that their credit cards were used în unwanted transactions after their stay.
The data breach was caused by a malware which infected one of the resort’s workstations and then stoled all the credit card information from it.
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Now the German Alps recreation center is working with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command to investigate the incident and implement the necessary steps to safeguard its feature guests’ information.
All guests who stayed during the suspected period have been notified about this situation, and guides for their protection have been offered to them.
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