Cybersecurity » Massive Gov’t Data Breach Has Wide Impact

Massive Gov’t Data Breach Has Wide Impact

June 9, 2015

The recent hack that exposed sensitive data on 4 million current and former government employees has a wider ripple effect, as the leaked data also included people the workers listed as character references, family, and friends on background check forms. The forms, SF-88s, include Social Security numbers of partners or spouses, and names and addresses of family members, The Hill reports. Some anonymous U.S. officials have indicated Chinese hackers may be behind the breach, but the White House has said no conclusions have been reached.

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