OPM says 5.6 million fingerprints stolen in cyberattack, five times as many as previously thought

One of the scariest parts of the massive cybersecurity breaches at the Office of Personnel Management just got worse: The agency now says 5.6 million people’s fingerprints were stolen as part of the hacks.

That’s more than five times the 1.1 million government officials estimated when the cyberattacks were initially disclosed over the summer. The total number of those believed to be caught up in the breaches, which included the theft of the Social Security numbers and addresses of more than 21 million former and current government employees, remains the same.


Everything got worse under Obama didn’t it.

  • Is it possible that 3D printers could duplicate fingerprints?

    If so, this will get worse before it gets better.

    • tom_billesley

      It is possible to use ultraviolet light to photo-etch a mould for a fake fingertip.

  • Maggat

    Where’s Obama? Oh, he went for a shit and the crows got him.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Trickle truth of the Obama regime. Soon they will mutter that 100% of every byte of information held by and for the Federal government was ‘accidentally’ given to China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, ISIS and Pakistan