Hackers accessed the personnel files of 21 million federal workers, the Washington Times reported earlier. Previously the government said that the number of employees effected was about 4 million, so it’s much worse than they originally reported. But we’re supposed to trust the government with our health data. Good grief.
Federal officials admitted Thursday that hackers got the most sensitive personal information from more than 21 million Americans, further raising the stunning estimate of damage from the cyber intrusion, which has caused chaos at the government's main human resources agency.
Any individual who underwent a background investigation from 2000 onward is likely affected, the Office of Personnel Management admitted, and nearly 2 million people who never applied but were spouses or lived with applicants also had their data stolen, the agency said. (Read More)