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Manipulation of feds’ personal data is a major danger in OPM cyber heist

19
Aug
2015

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach shows us how espionage is done in the digital world.

It’s not only about the theft of information; it’s also about the potential manipulation of personal data. Records can be changed to make a federal employee appear less trustworthy or possibly destroyed to make a person disappear, at least in the computer files.

Meanwhile, about 22 million federal workers, contractors, job applicants and their families, whose information was stolen, are still waiting for some relief, if only in the form of the services the government promised after the two breaches were announced in June.

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