Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The United States - 11/04/2014

The office of The Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The United States notified members that an unauthorized party accessed VFW's webserver through the use of a trojan and malicious code. The hacker, thought to be in China, was able to download tables containing the names, addresses, Social Security numbers of approximately 55,000 VFW members.The motivation of the hacker, according to IT experts, was to gain access to information regarding military plans or contracts and not for purposes of identity theft, although they have not ruled that out.VFW is providing 12 months free of AllClearID. Members can call 1-855-398-6437 with any questions. A security code must be provided and was provided in the letter sent to those affected.