U.S. data hack may be 4Xs larger than the govt originally said

by Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN  |  published on June 23, 2015

150605060715-federal-data-hack-jones-newday-00002914-exlarge-169Washington | The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management – more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. The number is expected to grow, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

FBI Director James Comey gave the 18 million estimate in a closed-door briefing to Senators in recent weeks, using the OPM’s own internal data, according to U.S. officials briefed on the matter. Those affected could include people who applied for government jobs, but never actually ended up working for the government.

The same hackers who accessed OPM’s data are believed to have last year breached an OPM contractor, KeyPoint Government Solutions, U.S. officials said. When the OPM breach was discovered in April, investigators found that KeyPoint security credentials were used to breach the OPM system.

  • spokencitizen

    makes me wonder how far the left will go to sell out this country….after all it is under a presidents watch with a muslim name and loyalty.

  • John VanderKelen

    Our Offender in Chief is up front with our enemies but keeps American citizens in the dark a-la people like Jonathan Gruber, Lois Lerner , and Earnest Josh.

  • KDC

    Of course it’s probably more. Can’t believe a word they say anymore.

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