OPM underestimated the number of stolen fingerprints by 4.5 million

September 23, 2015

Via: data-loss

The number of people whose have been stolen as a result of the high-profile hack into the computer systems of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year is now 5.6 million.

The agency revised its original estimate of 1.1 million Wednesday after finding fingerprint data in archived records that had previously not been taken into account.

This does not change the overall number of 21.5 million former, current and prospective federal employees and contractors whose , personal information and background investigation records were exposed in the breach.

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