5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen in Government Hack

fingerprint-255904_1280A few weeks ago the Office of Personnel Managment, part of the U.S. goverment, released information that said 1.1 million fingerprints had been stolen from it’s database.

Now, the office has adjusted the number as it became aware that the hack was much larger than originally thought.

his is extremely sensitive information that poses an immediate danger to American spies and undercover law enforcement agents.

As an OPM spokesman told CNNMoney in July: “It’s across federal agencies. It’s everybody.”

Hackers now have a gigantic database of American government employee fingerprints which can be used to positively identify the true identities of those employees.

Find out more at CNN Money.

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