OPM hack

New OPM background check agency will inherit huge backlog

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

​When the National Background Investigation Bureau — the agency the Obama administration created in the wake of the massive Office of Personnel Management cyber attack — stands up next month, it will inherit a backlog of more than 500,000 clearance investigations, a senior bureau official said.

Report: ‘Failure of OPM’s leadership’ led to historic data breaches

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

A 2014 data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, was the result of failed leadership and consistent cybersecurity ignorance, according to an investigative report released Wednesday by House Oversight Committee Republicans.

OPM finishes initial outreach to hack victims — 1.5M left out

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

​The Office of Personnel Management has concluded its initial effort to notify victims of the agency's massive breach announced earlier this year.

245.9M records breached in first half of 2015 — report

by Grayson Ullman • 3 years ago

An average of 16 data files were breached every second through June of 2015, Gemalto reports.

Chinese media: OPM hack was ‘criminal’, not state-sponsored

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

​The massive hack at the Office of Personnel Management was the work of criminals, not a state-sponsored attack, according to a report from a Chinese media service.

OPM launches website for breach victims

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

​The Office of Personnel Management has launched a website so people who may be victims of a series of breaches on OPM databases announced earlier this year can verify if their personal information was actually compromised.

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