Hackers breached the Army database and gained accessed to personal data of more than 36,000 people connected to Army commands formerly based at Fort Monmouth, according to Asbury Park Press report.
An Army spokesperson said the information includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and salaries ,
The security breach was discovered on December 6th , and the affected databases were taken offline immediately and have not been put back online.
The officials declined to identify the affected database because of ongoing investigation. The Army is offering free credit monitoring services for a year to those affected by the breach.
The security breach may have affectedCommunications-Electronics Command (CECOM), C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and nongovernmental personnel as well as persons who may have visited Fort Monmouth.