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DHS to hire 1,000 new employees for cyber security team

Office of Personnel Management gave DHS permission to create up to 1,000 new jobs. By granting this authority, the OPM will allow the Department to bypass many of the hiring procedures that the government currently has in place that could delay hiring. The hope is that, by getting staff on board quicker, DHS can get…

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OPM: hackers accessed more than 5 million government workers’ fingerprints

individuals’ background check and security clearance data from as long as three decades ago. Last week, OPM admitted that during that breach, hackers accessed up to 5.6 million government workers’ fingerprints. Though the department did not disclose whose fingerprint data was compromised, the fingerprints are suspected to belong to military and intelligence personnel that maintain…

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OPM breach affected far more individuals than previously reported

Office of Personnel Management’s security breach had affected up to 14 million citizens. Now, it looks like those numbers were vastly underestimated; allegedly up to a whopping 32 million former, current and prospective federal employees may have been affected, according to the latest numbers. Those numbers may also include those who enlisted — or attempted…

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OPM data breach includes three decades of security clearances, background check information

up to 4 million current and former government employees may have had their records compromised. The information that may have been accessed included social security numbers, birth dates and some bank information. However, other U.S. officials said that the hackers may have gotten access to information about federal employees’ security clearances and background checks dating…

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