OPM – OMG!

June 25, 2015

Earlier this month, it was reported that the personnel records of 4 million federal employees had been compromised in a cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  OPM is the US Government’s HR department. As events unfold, it now appears that this breach was much worse than first reported.  The Washington Times is reporting that the breach may involve records of 32 million Americans.

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President – Cyber Will Get Worse

June 9, 2015

Last week it was revealed the about 4 million former and current federal employees were impacted by a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

Yesterday morning at a press conference in Germany, the President said, “We have known for a long time that there are significant vulnerabilities, and that these vulnerabilities are going to accelerate as time goes by, both in systems within government and within the private sector.”

As if acting on cue, a few hours after the President’s prediction that things would get worse, things got worse. Brig. Gen. Malcolm B. Frost, U.S. Army, announced that the Army’s official website had been hacked:

“Today an element of the Army.mil service provider’s content was compromised.”

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4 Million Fed Employees Compromised – Office of Personnel Management

June 8, 2015

The personnel records of about 4 million current and former federal employees were compromised in a cyberattack on the Office of Personnel Management. This attack is being attributed to China.

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