This could be one of the potentially worst parts of the Office of Personnel Management hack affecting 21.5 million people. Whoever has this information — U.S. intelligence thinks it’s likely China — could use the stolen fingerprints to better spy on America.
“It’s across federal agencies. It’s everybody,” an OPM spokesman told CNNMoney.
In a Mission Impossible-type scenario, the thieves could create physical copies using latex or similar materials, then break into the fingerprint-locked devices of U.S. diplomats and government agents. This would expose secret conversations, disrupt investigations or poison international negotiations.
Find out more at CNN Money.
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