Tennessee included in massive FEMA data breach affecting 2.5 million people

5/3/2010, Governor Bredesen flies over flood-damaged Nashville (TN Gov)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A consumer warning for anyone who applied for temporary housing assistance between 2008 and 2018.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, also known as FEMA, -- says a recent data breach shared the personal information of about 2.5 million people with a third party, a contractor that supports its transitional sheltering assistance program.

The shared data includes banking information in about 1.8 million of the cases.

This also includes some midstate families who sought help during the 2010 floods.

The agency will now provide 18 months of free credit monitoring for anyone affected.

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