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OPM Announces Breach Of Federal Employees’ Info; FBI To Investigate

Mealey's (June 25, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on June 4 announced that it had recently become aware of “a cybersecurity incident . . . that may have compromised the” personally identifiable information (PII) of up to 4 million current and former federal employees (U.S. Office of Personnel Management Cybersecurity Incident Announcement, OPM).

(Announcement available. Document #97-150625-011X.)

That same day, the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated that it is “working with [its] interagency partners to investigate” the incident.

Breach Announced

In its press release,...
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