Federal Employees Warned They May Have Been Hacked
The extent of the breach is unknown.
Federal officials are warning four million current and former federal employees that potentially sensitive information may have been hacked, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday.
The agency, which is responsible for security clearances and background checks, said it was urging potential victims to monitor their financial statements and obtain new credit reports.
It said “personal identifiable information” had been breached, though didn’t name who might be responsible.