Health Data on Service Members Sent Without Encryption

A government contractor handling sensitive health information for 867,000 U.S. service members and their families acknowledged that some of its employees sent unencrypted data -- such as medical appointments, treatments and diagnoses -- across the Internet. Air Force investigators are probing the security breach at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of San Diego, an $8 billion defense contractor that holds sensitive government contracts, including for information security.

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