Energy will offer one year of free credit monitoring services from Experian to the affected current and former employees.
“I want to assure you that the department takes this incident very seriously and is implementing improvements to prevent future incidents,” Levy said in the email. “The department sincerely regrets this incident and the inconvenience it has caused the affected individuals.”
The attack in late July was the second cyber attack on DoE this year.
DoE reported in February that a cyber attack disclosed employees’ personally identifiable information (PII), but it did not specify details on how many employees or which parts were affected.