The information of every Federal employee compromised


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Hackers may have accessed the personnel information of millions of former and current federal employees.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Hackers may have accessed the personnel information of millions of former and current federal employees.

The Obama administration had acknowledged that up to 4 million current and former employees whose information resides in the Office of Personnel Management server are affected by the December cyber breach, but it had been vague about exactly what was taken.

But J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said in a letter Thursday to OPM director Katherine Archuleta that based on incomplete information OPM provided to the union, “we believe that the Central Personnel Data File was the targeted database, and that the hackers are now in possession of all personnel data for every federal employee, every federal retiree, and up to 1 million former federal employees.”

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