The Navy has canceled all its purchase card accounts after discovering that more than half of them may have been compromised by a hack attack. Defense Department officials this morning said that a system containing data for about 13,000 of the Navy’s purchase cards had been hacked. In response, the Navy canceled all purchase card accounts, about 22,000, to “minimize unauthorized purchases,” according to a statement released by the DOD Purchase Card Management Office. “Vendors who accept the purchase card and do business with the Navy should be aware that all card accounts have been canceled and that Citibank is working quickly to reestablish new accounts and cards,” the statement read. “In the meantime, emergency purchases are being handled on a case-by-case basis to fully support Navy requirements.” Full Story
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