The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of cybersecurity incidents affecting its systems and data that may have exposed the personal information of current and former Federal employees, contractors and others.
OPM has specifically identified two separate, but related cybersecurity incidents. The first incident, announced June 4, 2015, involved the compromise of personnel records of 4.2 million current and former Federal employees. The second incident, announced June 12, 2015, involved the compromise of background investigations records of 21.5 million current, former, and prospective Federal employees, contractors, and others.
These incidents are reminders of the seriousness of cyber threats and the importance of cybersecurity and the need for vigilance in protecting systems and data. These threats are dynamic, they are constantly evolving, and they require that we endeavor to stay ahead of them.
For more information regarding these OPM cybersecurity incidents, how you may be affected, steps OPM is taking, and what you can do to protect your identity, please visit the OPM website: www.opm.gov/cybersecurity.
Current employees may also visit the internal-only DOE website: https://powerpedia.energy.gov/wiki/OPM_Cyber_Incident.