Breach, Data Security

OPM launches site for victims to check if personal information stolen

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) launched a website for potential victims to check whether their personal information was stolen as part of the massive hack in June. The personal information of 21.5 million and at least 5.6 million fingerprints were stolen as a result of the attack.

OPM has struggled with long delays notifying victims whose information was compromised. The website, hosted by the Defense Department, will allow government employees to verify if their information was compromised.

Following complaints of the protracted delays, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded $1.8 million last month to tech firm Advanced Onion to help with notification. As of November, only a quarter of victims had been notified.

The department also had promised to establish a verification center for potential victims to check. OPM will continue to mail out notification letters.

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