Files of More Than 40,000 Federal Workers Breached in Cyber Attack

December 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Cyber attackers might have compromised computer files of more than 40,000 employees following an attack on federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, according to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

OPM issued a statement on the breach and began notifying employees that files might have been compromised.

“While there was no conclusive evidence to confirm sensitive information was removed from the system, it is possible that personally identifiable data may have been exposed,” reads an OPM statement.

KeyPoint Government Solutions conducts background checks for government agencies. One of its competitors, USIS, suffered a breach earlier this year.

OPM is notifying 48,439 federal workers of the breach at KeyPoint and will offer free credit monitoring services.

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