Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide details of its data breach in which 2.5 million disaster survivors had their information exposed, Nextgov reports. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, the lawmakers have asked for “specific details” on the incident no later than April 18. “The privacy incident at FEMA is particularly concerning to the committee, as this sensitive information can be used to prey upon individuals in a variety of ways, including identity theft, fraud, targeted scams and spearphishing,” the letter states. Meanwhile, a report from the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its data breach notification practices.
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