OPM breach NOT bigger than previously admitted (CORRECTED)

CORRECTION: An alert reader notified this site that NextGov had goofed in reporting that OPM had recently revealed that the breach was larger than previously reported. NextGov has retracted that part of their story and issued an Editor’s Note:

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article erroneously stated that the Office of Personnel Management  had acknowledged for the first time that the 2015 background check breach had potentially impacted tens of millions more people than had been originally disclosed. OPM had in fact previously published information on the wider impact of the breach. Nextgov regrets the error, and has updated the article below to remove the incorrect information.


Original story from DataBreaches.net now removed in light of the above.

Sorry, folks, and thanks, Theresa.


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  1. theresa - June 28, 2016

    Actually, Nextgov made a mistake and has updated the story: there is NO new # of affected people.

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