The US Navy is investigating the theft of data belonging to more than 130,000 sailors seeking re-inlistment in the service.
Officials revealed this week that the information was stolen from a contractor’s laptop. 
The Navy Times said the military was notified in October by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services that a computer supporting a Navy contract was “compromised” and that the names and social security numbers of 134,386 current and former sailors were accessed by unknown persons.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is in the early stages of investigating the breach, but said it had not found any malicious use of the data yet, the newspaper said.
“The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously – this is a matter of trust for our Sailors,“ Navy personnel boss Vice Adm Robert Burke said in a statement released on Wednesday. 
“We are in the early stages of investigating and are working quickly to identify and take care of those …