As if it wasn't suffering from enough problems already, the United States Postal Service said Monday its systems had been hacked, and employee information had likely been compromised.
Names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, employment start and end dates, and emergency contact information are among the types of data feared stolen.
The Postal Service described the attack as "limited in scope," and did not reveal the identity of the attacker(s). A former National Security Agency general counsel quoted in a Washington Post article is among those who blame China. Federal agencies including the FBI are investigating.
The breach "may have compromised the personal information of more than 800,000 employees, as well as data on customers who contacted its call center during the first eight months of this year."