Office Of Personnel Management Says Second Hack Affected More Than 21M Americans

Source: Erin Kelly and David Jackson / USA Today

WASHINGTON — The massive hack of background check records at the Office of Personnel Management compromised the data of 21.5 million people — five times more than were affected by an initial breach, the agency announced Thursday.

The revelation brought more calls from Congress for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta to be fired.

After today’s announcement, I have no confidence that the current leadership at OPM is able to take on the enormous task of repairing our national security,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “Too much trust has been lost, and too much damage has been done. President Obama must take a strong stand against incompetence in his administration and instill new leadership at OPM.”

When the hack was revealed early last month, OPM officials said personal information from the personnel records of about 4.2 million current and former federal employees had been breached.

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