News Hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million, gov’t admits

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    Hackers swiped Social Security numbers from 21.5 million people -- as well as fingerprint records and other information from background check investigations -- in the massive breach earlier this year of federal personnel files, the government acknowledged Thursday.

    The Office of Personnel Management included the findings in a statement Thursday on the investigation into a pair of major hacks believed carried out by China.

    "The team has now concluded with high confidence that sensitive information, including the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of 21.5 million individuals, was stolen from the background investigation databases," the agency said of the second breach, which affected background investigation files.

    OPM said it is "highly likely" anyone who underwent a background investigation through the agency since 2000 has been affected. The 21.5 million number mostly includes those who applied for one, but also 1.8 million others, "predominantly spouses or co-habitants of applicants."

    OPM said these records include "findings from interviews conducted by background investigators and approximately 1.1 million include fingerprints." The agency said they have no information at this point to suggest "any misuse or further dissemination of the information that was stolen from OPM's systems."

    Despite agency pledges to help those affected with credit monitoring and other assistance, the latest numbers are sure to deepen concerns about the risks those affected face.
     
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    If they show up here it's because they dislike Beff.
     
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    This kinda stuff didn't happen when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President. :mad:
     
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    There was no Internet then :wtf:
     
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    No one in the Government will get fired.o_O
     
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    Dwight D Eisenhowsmydicktaste

    aint the worst internet name ever
     
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    Geeuz F....I just paid my taxes (yes I am late)....and I pay salaries for these incompetent fucks??

    Hire a qualified private sector cyber security guy!!
     
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    even credit card companies get breached
     
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    Eisenhower late for the gang bang!
     
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    what a dick,like he knows how to fix it
     
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    bobo your on the air
     
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    And they should also hire a frickin' qualified private security firm...morons run the world.
     
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    The implications of these need to be perfectly clear. The reason for a background check is mainly to make sure that people can't be blackmailed. So the government let slip an entire dossier of millions of government employees dirty secrets that could be used to blackmail them.

    People should literally go to jail for a long time over this. There was NO excuse for this to happen. They stored account names and passwords in PLAIN TEXT.
     
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    i'm sure the fix is more money. we should put gov. in charge of more of our lives, like health care.
    gov. agencies first budget in their perks, bonuses, payroll, travel, entertainment, health clubs, vegas etc seminars, then they give everyone gov. credit cards which may or may not be monitored, then they go back & budget whats left for their agencies actual mission statement. the gao pretends to care like the proverbial fox watching the henhouse... its all free money, don't worry about it.
     
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    Also, the Chinese now know who may or may not be an intelligence operative.

    One person not affected since he has not applied for security clearance:

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