Data breach may have exposed personal information of thousands of SBA emergency loan applicants
Nearly 8,000 applicants may have seen identifiable details of other applicants before the Small Business Administration fixed and relaunched the site.
The emergency relief program typically issues loans to small businesses recovering from tornadoes and wildfires. But last month, the SBA expanded the program to include those hit by the coronavirus’s unprecedented economic fallout. EIDL funds are separate from the Paycheck Protection Program, which the White House and congressional leaders have been scrambling to replenish after its first round of funding ran out.