Breach, Data Security

Transactions at Pentagon lead to credit card fraud, workforce notified

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency has notified the Pentagon workforce that its office received several reports of fraudulent charges on credit cards belonging to Pentagon personnel.

Citing Pentagon Force Protection Agency officials, a statement emailed to on Thursday said that “these individuals had fraudulent charges to their account soon after they had legitimate transactions at the Pentagon.”

Local and federal law enforcement agencies are working with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency to determine the scope and source of the credit card compromise, the statement said, adding that specifics could not be provided due to an ongoing investigation.

Although the statement noted that it is unclear how the credit cards were compromised and where the compromise occurred, the Washington Examiner reported that attackers infiltrated the Pentagon food court's computer system and stole information from people who paid for concessions.

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