Faceless Hackers have stolen data on 21 million United States citizens and their families and acquaintances.
The hackers stole private and confidential information on people’s health, employment, financial and other sensitive records. The records included information on individuals and their close friends and families. Of the 21 million people whose information was stolen, more than 19 million were individuals who had submitted to federal background checks, which are needed in order to gain security clearances.
The Metro reports:
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This would make it the biggest hack in US history, and at the moment, all eyes are on the Chinese.
But they deny having anything to do with it of course.
Among the data the hackers stole was criminal, financial, health, employment and residency histories, as well as information about their families and acquaintances.
The scope of the breach has grown dramatically since the government first said earlier this year hackers had broken into the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) personnel database and stolen records for about 4.2 million people.
Since then, the administration has acknowledged a second, related breach of the systems housing private data that individuals submit during background investigations to obtain security clearances.
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