10 Apr 2014
The Deltek Company is currently notifying customers that their accounts may have been compromised after GovWin IQ web site has been breached by hackers, according to Federal News Radio. Close to 80,000 have their personal information at risk, as well as 25,000 their financial data.
The attack took place last year somewhere between July 3 and November 2, as the breach was discovered on March 13, 2014.
“We have remedied the security vulnerability that we believe the hacker exploited in order to gain unauthorized access to our GovWin IQ system,” said in the notification letter Mike Corkery, president and CEO of Deltek. “We have increased the overall security of GovWin IQ, including by reviewing and improving our data security procedures and changing our practices for handling personal information.”
The hackers gained access to names, billing addresses, phone numbers, business email addresses and credit card information, according to the notification letter.
The customer financial information contained credit card numbers and expiration dates.
The 25,000 affected individuals have been offered one year of free credit monitoring and users are being required to change their passwords, even if there is no evidence of misuse. Also passwords will be changed every 90 days.
“While we have no reason to believe that this security incident has led to the misuse of your personal information, out of an abundance of caution and to help protect your identity, we have made arrangements to provide you with a one-year membership to TransUnion Monitoring at no charge to you,” Corkery concluded.