OPM Breach Snags 5 Million Fingerprints

More bad news surfaced for victims of the Office of Personnel Management breach reported in June 2015. The agency said that of the 21.5 million individuals whose information was hacked, 5.6 million fingerprints had their fingerprints lifted.

As part of the government’s effort to notify individuals affected by the theft of background investigation records, the OPM and Department of Defense analyzed impacted data to verify its quality and completeness. During that process, it was discovered that the number of individuals with stolen fingerprints stood at 5.6 million, not 1.1 million as previously thought.

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