Hackers have targeted Gannett Government Media, breaking into its web servers that hosted personal information about subscribers to publications read by U.S. government officials, military leaders and rank-and-file soldiers, Los Angeles Times reports.
The company disclosed details of the intrusion to its readers in an email that said an unknown attacker had gained “unauthorized access” to files containing information of some of Gannett’s users.
“The information in those files included your first and last name, userID, password, email address, the internal number we assigned to your account, and if you provided the information, your ZIP code, duty status, paygrade, and branch of service,” said the email, obtained by the LA Times. “We want to assure you that no financial (e.g. credit or debit card) information was compromised. Financial information is stored on a completely different system.”
The affected websites include Defense News, Defense News TV, the Armed Forces Journal, the Federal Times, Military Times, Military Times Edge, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times, the C4ISR Journal, and the Training and Simulation Journal, LA Times said.