Your highly dysfunctional federal government at its very worst as shown below. And to think, this massive hack involved all your clearance data and your biometric data, too. And the data for your relatives. Nothing but silence from the OPM, though, with no help for those who have been compromised. Imagine if some business was hacked and responded this slowly to the compromised data of their customers.
*** Three-quarters of U.S. OPM hack victims still in dark - Reuters, Nov 3rd, 2015 ***
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fewer than a quarter of 21 million federal workers hit by a major computer hack have been officially told that their personal information was compromised, six months after the breach was detected, a U.S. government official said on Tuesday.
About 5 million notifications about the hack have been sent out so far, a spokesperson for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) told Reuters in an email.
The slowness of the notification process underscores Washington's struggles in dealing with its computer vulnerabilities, a growing problem that the Obama administration has been trying to address.
After it fell victim to two successive cyber attacks, both begun in 2014 and revealed earlier this year, OPM was roundly criticized by lawmakers for its response.
OPM had no immediate additional comment on the matter on Tuesday, or on its expected notification timetable ahead.
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