OPM breach nets another 4.5 million stolen fingerprints

The agency revised its previous estimate of 1.1 million after finding archived records

5.6 million people had their fingerprints exposed in the OPM breach.
Gerd Altmann (CC0)

The number of people whose fingerprints have been stolen as a result of the high-profile hack into the computer systems of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year is now 5.6 million.

The agency revised its original estimate of 1.1 million Wednesday after finding fingerprint data in archived records that had previously not been taken into account.

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