State Department Warns of Passport Breaches

The State Department said it has warned nearly 400 passport applicants of a security breach in its records system that may have left them open to identity theft. The department has so far notified 383 people -- most of them in the Washington, D.C. area -- that their passport applications containing personal information, including Social Security numbers, may have been illegally accessed and used to open fraudulent credit card accounts, spokesman Sean McCormack said.

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