Fingerprints of Additional 4.5 Million Individuals Stolen in OPM Breach, Chaffetz Responds

Published: Sep 23, 2015

WASHINGTON— Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) revelation that the fingerprints of an additional 4.5 million individuals were stolen as a result of the data breach announced on July 9, 2015.

“OPM keeps getting it wrong. This breach continues to worsen for the 21.5 million Americans affected. I have zero confidence in OPM’s competence and ability to manage this crisis. OPM’s IT management team is not up to the task. They have bungled this every step of the way.”

Background:

OPM originally announced that the fingerprints of 1.1 million individuals were breached.  Today’s announcement represents a 26 percent increase in the population impacted by the data breach.