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OPM says second breach compromised 21 million records

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    On Thursday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz revealed new facts in the OPM story, focused on a second data breach that impacts 21.5 million people.

    The incident exposed Social Security Numbers and biometric data for federal employees and in some cases their families. OPM became aware of the second breach while investigating the first one disclosed in June.

    At the time, the OPM said that the breach impacted the personal information of 4.2 million current and former federal employees. This second incident began in May of 2014 and went undiscovered for a year, however the OPM has stated that patches applied to systems in January halted the extraction of data.

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