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Last month at a congressional hearing the U.S. Office of Personnel Management -- the agency that manages U.S. government personnel records -- admitted as many as 21 million people were affected in the massive cyber-attack.

Bloomberg reports Donna Seymour, OPM’s chief information officer, testified that hackers stole “manuals about the way we do business,” including data about the agency’s servers, in a March 2014 hacking attack, one of two breaches agency officials believe were conducted.

According to OPM.gov, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), OPM, and the FBI are working to determine the total number of people affected and OPM has already started notifying individuals whose information may have been compromised.

For those individuals potentially affected by the incident (e.g. current, former and prospective federal employees, contractors, possibly those with security clearances, etc.), OPM is offering credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance in order to mitigate the risk of fraud and identity theft with CSID, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution.

This comprehensive, 18-month membership includes credit report access, credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and recovery services and is available immediately at no cost to affected individuals identified by OPM.

Additional information is available on the CSID's website and by calling toll-free 844-777-2743 (International callers: call collect 512-327-0705).

OPM has established an online cybersecurity incident resource center at https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity to offer information regarding materials, training, and useful information on best cyber practices.

OPM also provides the following suggestions:

Steps for Monitoring Your Identity and Financial Information

  • Monitor financial account statements and immediately report any suspicious or unusual activity to financial institutions.
  • Request a free credit report at www.AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228. Consumers are entitled by law to one free credit report per year from each of the three major credit bureaus – Equifax®, Experian®, and TransUnion® – for a total of three reports every year. Contact information for the credit bureaus can be found on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website
  • Review resources provided on the FTC identity theft site The FTC maintains a variety of consumer publications providing comprehensive information on computer intrusions and identity theft.
  • You may place a fraud alert on your credit file to let creditors know to contact you before opening a new account in your name. Simply call TransUnion® at 1-800-680-7289 to place this alert. TransUnion® will then notify the other two credit bureaus on your behalf.

Precautions to Help You Avoid Becoming a Victim

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits, or email messages from individuals asking about you, your employees, your colleagues or any other internal information. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.
  • Do not provide personal information or information about your organization, including its structure or networks, unless you are certain of a person’s authority to have the information.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in email.
  • Do not send sensitive information over the Internet before checking a website’s security (for more information, see Protecting Your Privacy)
  • Pay attention to the URL of a website. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
  • If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly. Do not use contact information provided on a website connected to the request; instead, check previous statements for contact information. Information about known phishing attacks is also available online from groups such as the (Anti-Phishing Working Group)
  • Take advantage of any anti-phishing features offered by your email client and web browser.
  • Additional information about preventative steps by consulting the Federal Trade Commission’s website, www.identitytheft.gov. The FTC also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with the commission using the contact information below.

    Identity Theft Clearinghouse
    Federal Trade Commission
    600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20580
    www.identitytheft.gov (external link)
    1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338)
    TDD: 1-202-326-2502

Source: OPM.gov

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Update 10-Jul-2015: Cyber-attack compromised 21 million personnel records ~ According to bnd.com more than 21 million Social Security numbers, 1.1 million fingerprint records and 19.7 million forms with data like someone’s mental-health history, references, etc. OPM said Thursday that hackers likely stole every single background-investigation form completed by OPM since 2000—and it’s possible that forms filled out before that year were stolen as well. Chinese hackers are the leading suspects in the cyber-attacks, according to James Clapper, the national intelligence director.

Update 23-Sep-2015: OPM says 5.6 million fingerprints stolen in cyberattack, five times as many as previously thought. As fingerprints increasingly replace passwords as a day-to-day security measure for unlocking your iPhone or even your home, security experts have grown concerned about how hackers might leverage them. ... OPM says it is still in the process of notifying everyone caught up in the breach. (It's been 2 months already and not everyone has been notified?!?!? Geez) .. full story on WaPo

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