Dem: USIS data breach affected more than 27K

Elise Viebeck reports:

The number of individuals victimized in a cyberattack on a major background investigation service is higher than previously reported, the House Oversight Committee’s top Democrat said Wednesday.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) reported that the initial estimate of 27,000 federal employees compromised in the breach of government contractor USIS is now believed to be a “floor, not a ceiling.”

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“Unfortunately, investigating the USIS data breach has been particularly challenging because neither USIS nor its parent company, Altegrity, have fully complied with this committee’s requests for answers,” Cummings said.

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