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Breach of veterans private information under investigation

A breach that may have exposed the private information of thousands of veterans is under investigation

"E-Benefits" -- the VA and the Defense Department's benefits website -- is now back online.
It was shut down for about four days after dozens of veterans logged on and said they were able to see other veterans' private information.
The VA says the problem was caused by a defect discovered during a software upgrade last Wednesday evening.

"It gave me a different person's name each and every time I came back."
"I was able to look at past conditions and current medical conditions, bank routing numbers, social security numbers, a lot of vital critical information, personal information and I wondered who was looking at mine."
The VA released a statement saying they take the obligation to protect personal information seriously.
They say once they figure out how many users were impacted, they'll take appropriate action, which may include free credit monitoring for those affected.