Data Breach OPM

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    On the front page of the Saturday Wall Street Journal it talks about the OPM data breach. In the article it says SF 85 and SF 86 forms have been breached. In case you are woundering the SF 86 form is the form all cadets had to complete prior to contracting. These cadet's info may be out there in the cyber world. :thumbdown:
     
  2. Wilco

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    This extent of the breach, and the potential effects are incredible. Also incredible is that the information was so poorly protected. Free market competition forced private entities to encrypt basic online shopping information. No one at the decision making level of government thought that basic step of at least encrypting SSN was a good idea? Upwards of 14 million, going back to the 1980s, may have been effected, that may include many of us on this forum. Have we not been involved in a cyber cold war with multiple enemies for quite a while, and this kind of breach is allowed to happen?

    Corvallis Gazette gives a quick summary.
    http://www.gazettetimes.com/busines...personal-information-in-hackers-hands/article
     
  3. AF6872

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    Playing Golf last weekend with a friend whose daughter works for the CDC. They were told they were hacked but the overriding authority told them that they might not know who was hacked (assume all) and what information was compromised and when they would be told if they were hacked for many weeks and for how long after the ongoing investigation is completed. How long for a government investigation. Guys can retire on one of these. Then they come in unannounced on a monthly basis going way back and take all laptops hard drive information and all desktop information. They still don't get it.
     
  4. osdad

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    A close friend worked for USIS doing background investigations for OPM. Then suddenly last summer the contract was terminated for ... being hacked!

    OPM said that USIS' network was not sufficiently secure. You can't make this stuff up.
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Usis also wasn't completing background checks and had real security issues.
     
  6. Sampia

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    I received an official letter in the mail about this. I guess I am one of those info may have been stolen. I have never worked for the feds. I have had several background checks done over the years because I work in the medical field. I didn't think the Feds were involved in those simple checks. I was expecting that my DS"s info may have been compromised due to security clearance checks for NROTC. Poor Mom got hacked instead! Rather unnerving.
     
  7. afrotc16

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    And they also shut down e-QIP recently which is delaying many security clearances (including mine). Although because of a prior check I got a letter earlier this year saying my info could have been stolen...UGH
     

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