AIKEN, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - More information has come to light on how a massive data breach occurred at the Savannah River Site.
Officials at SRS say it was an inside job – that an employee improperly accessed the personal information of thousands of workers.
The Aiken Standard newspaper reports manager David Moody said in an e-mail to employees this week that the information was not ever “improperly distributed” or accessed by a hacker outside SRS.
In March, the U.S. Department of Energy said its inspector general was investigating a security breach that had compromised personal information of at least 12,000 workers at the site near Aiken.
Officials said no classified data was part of the information accessed.