Huge data breach impacts US Office of Personnel Management: raises questions

Published: Friday, 05 June 2015 07:39

The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a statement confirming that a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data may have compromised the personal information of many current and former Federal employees.

OPM became aware of the incident in April 2015 which happened some time ago, although OPM is vague about exactly when it occurred.

OPM states that: “Since the incident was identified, OPM has partnered with the US Department of Homeland Security’s US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine the impact to Federal personnel. And OPM immediately implemented additional security measures to protect the sensitive information it manages.”

Beginning June 8th and continuing through June 19th, OPM will be sending notifications to approximately 4 million individuals whose Personally Identifiable Information was potentially compromised in this incident.

The incident raises various questions:

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