Tag: Data Breach

OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

By on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

OPM released its exit report last week in which it highlighted accomplishments the agency made over the last eight years.

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130,000 Sailors’ Personal Data Compromised In Contractor Breach

on November 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The names and social security numbers of 134,386 sailors were accessed by “unknown individuals” from a contractor’s laptop computer, the Navy announced Wednesday.

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Fed Workers Warned of Future OPM Hacking Threat

on November 21, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The 2015 hacking of the Federal Government’s Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal data for millions of current and former Federal employees at risk, may be out of the headlines but is still a cause for anxiety for the victims, according to union lawyers who represent them.

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Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

By on November 4, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

Lawmakers are concerned that OPM’s announcement that some federal employees will have to re-enroll with another service provider to continue to receive identity theft protection services is going to create confusion.

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Some Federal Employees Must Re-Enroll in Identity Protection Program

By on November 1, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Some Federal Employees Must Re-Enroll in Identity Protection Program

The theft of personal data of current and retired federal employees continues to impact those who were affected. A number of people will be required to re-enroll in the program to receive monitoring services. Here is an explanation.

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Inside the Cyber Attack That Shocked the US Government

on October 24, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The article tells the story of how OPM discovered the data breach to its servers that left the personal data of millions of current and former federal employees vulnerable and includes vivid details of the cyber security team that conducted the initial investigation of the breach and what they found.

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White House Staffer’s Email Hacked

on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Staffer’s Email Hacked The email of a White House staff member has been hacked revealing detailed schedules for members of the Secret Service, the First Lady and Vice President Joe Biden.

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Federal Cyber Incidents Jump 1,300% In 10 Years

on September 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The number of cyber incidents reported by federal agencies jumped more than 1,300 percent, from 5,503 to 77,183, over the 10 years through fiscal 2015.

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‘Fear’ Hacker Claims He Hit Hundreds of Government Servers

on September 19, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
‘Fear’ Hacker Claims He Hit Hundreds of Government Servers A purported hacker known as Fear claims to have hacked hundreds of government servers used to upload and download files from the internet — a claim that's being described as a hoax.

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House Committee Wants to Know Why OPM Hasn’t Implemented GAO’s Recommendations

By on September 13, 2016 in Agency News with 4 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know Why OPM Hasn’t Implemented GAO’s Recommendations

A House Committee wants to know why OPM has failed to implement a number of recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office intended to strengthen OPM’s information security systems.

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