#OPM: Data Breach Oversight Committee Hearing

Posted: June 16, 2015 in Tech

On June 4th, OPM announced a data breach and its plan to notify approximately 4 million individuals whose personally identifiable information (PII) may have been compromised. OPM’s data center is housed by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The full extent of the data breach, including who was affected and what information was accessed, is still unknown.

The data may have been unencrypted, making employee information immediately usable if extracted.

Source: [oversight.house.gov]

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  1. […] Encryption, however, according to Ars, would not have helped in this case because administrators responsible for managing these records had root access to the system, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Dr. Andy Ozment testified yesterday at a two-hour hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. […]

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