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- MORE THAN 21.5 MILLION AFFECTED BY BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION BREACH - July 9
22 million: OPM releases its new data breach tally
By Aaron Boyd, Federal Times
On Thursday, July 9, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released preliminary results of its investigation into the second data breach, in which personally identifiable information from background investigation forms was stolen. More than 21.5 million people had their information compromised in this breach. Combined with the first breach, announced by OPM on June 4, the total number is more than 22 million. OPM will offer three years of credit monitoring, as well as other identity theft protections, for those affected by the second breach. FMA continues to call for lifetime monitoring and protection and fraud protection for all active, separated, retired and prospective federal employees and their families, and has endorsed legislation introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) that would provide for greater protections.
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