Skip to comments.OPM Doesn't Know Who It Will Hire to Protect the 21.5 Million Individuals Affected by Hack
Posted on 07/09/2015 10:34:34 PM PDT by Nachum
July 9, 2015 The Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday that a breach of a database that contained federal employees' background-check information led to the theft of 21.5 million individuals' Social Security numbers. And the personnel agency said it would notify the affected individuals and supply them with at least three years of credit monitoring and identity-fraud protection services.
But it has not yet awarded a contract for the notifications or fraud-protection services, or even put out a request for contractors to respond to, according to multiple sources.
OPM press secretary Sam Schumach said Thursday night he was not aware of a request out to contractors, and no such request appeared in an online government repository of contracts and awards.
"OPM hasn't announced a partner for the second set of notifications," said Helen Murphy, account supervisor at INK Public Relations, which represents CSID, the company that provided those services for a smaller OPM hack that was announced in June.
CSID was awarded a contract for more than $20 million in early June to notify the 4.2 million individuals who were affected by a breach of OPM employee files and provide them with 18 months of identification-fraud protection services. Two days after the contract was awarded, OPM publicly announced the breach, and affected federal employees began receiving notifications the next week.
OPM, however, has not reached out to CSID about providing the same services for this second, much larger breach, according to a person with knowledge of the contractor's relationship with the government.
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Probably the same company that created the ObamaCare website
Or that caused the breach in first place. Lowest bider you know.......
It’s not just federal employees...
Many state and municipal employees have security clearances, and all of that background data resides with OPM. They are being narrow in their definitions and leaving out a lot of people from coverage.
Also to be considered are prospective employees and contractors who have undergone background checks, also data held by OPM.
My gut feel is that this is much bigger, and the scope much wider, than they are yet willing to admit.
It will be damn funny if any of the affected are those lazy, unsympathetic Social Security Administration and IRS employees who won’t lift a finger to help victims of identity theft who have their SSN stolen borrowed when the perp uses their SSN for employment and doesn’t pay their taxes or files for benefits using your SSN. After I’ve seen how they’ve left victims with no recourse and fail to do their jobs this is what I call poetic justice.
We have been attacked but I’m sure that the Job description for President of the USA means absolutely nothing to the current resident.
Transforming is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than Protecting
FUBO and FU Mainstream Media (5th Column)
We can be assured it will be an affirmative action company owned by a politically connected minority woman that knows absolutely nothing about network security. I would trust the geek I hire to set up my network more than ANYONE in the Obama administration.
As there hasn’t been fraud reported so far from this breach it almost seems like this has been acquired as a liquidation/reeducation list for an anticipated occupying force... /foilhat off
I’m sure that they got my information.
I’m sure that they got my information.
Much more frightening than the hack is the fact we have more than 21 million federal employees.
It could be very difficult to find a law firm to represent them that doesn't have a conflict of interest because they are also among the plaintiffs.
...and all the TSA goons...
I am not worried.
The info was stolen but not for actual use. The info is being used to force Obama to back off NSA and DOD spying/hacking of some nation’s (likely China) military computers
The hacking was a warning to the intransciant and naieve Obama
Who ever it is, if they're already in the system they'll already be party to the suit, and can't very well represent the OPM. If they're not in the system they'll have to be vetted first. This is the system they use for background checks as part of that vetting process, and it's so compromised they've had to shut it down.
Hmmm.... this is a major data problem... who to hire that has handled big data and also has donated generously to the Democratic Party?
I know... how about CGI Group of Canada? They had a lot of experience building the Obamacare website, and one of their VPs was a classmate of Mooch’s at Princeton.
“.......21 million federal employees.”.......
It would be pretty ironic if the list WAS all federal employees.
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