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Hundreds of Oregon veterans' information possibly compromised

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) said personal information belonging to hundreds of Oregon veterans may be at risk.

FOX 12 spoke with the director of ODVA, he said the department sent letters out on Monday to veterans who may be impacted.

He emphasized sending the letters at this point, is merely a precaution.

"At this time, there's no evidence that there was any misuse. It was hard copies that were shared outside of our agency's control, so we were able to notify the specific veterans impacted," said Cameron Smith, Director of ODVA.

Smith said the potential breach involves a total of 967 Oregon veterans who received active duty discharge certificates, otherwise known as the DD Form 214.

Smith said that document contains information like social security numbers, dates of birth and addresses.

All impacted veterans will receive free credit monitoring, as a precaution.

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