OPM launches website for individuals to self-check if victim of cyber attack

December 1, 2015 The Federal Government has set up a verification center to assist individuals who have lost their PIN code or believe their data may be impacted but have not yet received notification letters. If you believe that you were impacted, but have not yet received your notification letter, we ask that you wait […]

Hackers access data via Experian of 15 million T-Mobile clients in the U.S

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Experian North America  today announced that one of its business units, notably not  its consumer credit bureau, experienced an unauthorized acquisition of information from a server that contained data on behalf of one of its clients, T-Mobile, USA, Inc.  The data included some personally identifiable information for approximately […]

OPM confirms over 22 million people impacted by 2 separate cyber-security incidents

  July 9, 2015 – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that 21.5 million people have had their sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, stolen from the second data breach of background investigation databases. This number does not include the 4.2 million people affected from the previously announced data breach. Overview of […]

OPM Announces Steps to Protect Federal Workers and Others From Cyber Threats

OPM Announces Steps to Protect Federal Workers and Others From Cyber Threats July 9, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving Federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.  Throughout […]

Federal Union files Class Action Lawsuit against OPM Officials over Data Breach

The largest federal employee union has filed a lawsuit alleging that Office of Personnel Management’s leadership failed to heed warnings, obey security policies and are liable for one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history On June 29, AFGE filed a against Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta and Chief Information Officer […]

Federal-Postal Coalition Demands Immediate Communication and Long-Term Credit Monitoring on OPM Data Breach

June 25, 215 The Federal-Postal Coalition is comprised of national organizations that collectively represent 5 million federal and postal workers and retirees. The Federal-Postal Coalition sent a letter to President Obama today expressing disappointment with communication surrounding the breaches and asked for swift action to be taken to protect highly personal data.       […]

Federal Union says OPM offered protections only to limited number of affected individuals

June 23, 2015  Washington, D.C.—The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) should immediately offer free credit and identity theft protection to all federal employees following the recent cyberattacks, which compromised the personal and financial details for an unknown number of current and former workers, the leader of National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) told a Senate panel […]

APWU: OPM Announces Second Major Security Breach

Millions More Could Be Affected APWU: OPM Announces Second Major Security Breach 06/22/2015 – The recent announcement by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of a second major breach of data on “current and former employees of the federal government whose records OPM manages” could affect many APWU members, said Retirees Department Director Judy Beard. […]

Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee, retiree, veteran

Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by “the Chinese.” OPM SAYS; Within the last year, OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. As a result, […]