Staff Sgt. Dave Thul thought his days in harm’s way ended when he retired from the Minnesota Army National Guard.
But on Independence Day 2015, the 22-year military veteran is on the front lines of a cybersecurity war, a fight for which he never volunteered.
The Owatonna vet ranks among at least 4.2 million current and former federal employees whose personal data was compromised in a massive online attack, which some have linked to Chinese hackers.
He questions whether the government has his back.
“It’s one thing to sign up and serve in uniform and go fight in a war, if you have to. But you know that you go do that and hopefully you come home. It’s a fixed period of time,” said Thul, who was deployed to Kosovo and Iraq. “But this is a security breach that’ll probably still be haunting us for the next decade.” Read more at Watchdog.org....
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