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Background check security breach affects 48,000

Are you a federal employee? Then your personal information may have been exposed in the latest security breach. KeyPoint Government Solutions, a company that performs background checks for the government, was breached, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

As tired as I am of seeing breach after breach, I'm happy to see that the Office of Personnel Management's response hasn't been to just shrug off the hack. The OPM has "worked closely" with the Department of Homeland Security to figure out exactly what happened.

All of the potentially affected employees receive free credit monitoring to protect them from identity theft.

While the OPM and DHS aren't entirely sure that any "personally identifiable" information was leaked, it's still making the effort to keep everyone who was exposed safe.

Next page: Find out what the government's investigation uncovered on the next page.
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