First it was 4 million. Then it was 8, 16 and now the number of United States citizens expected to affected by the two separate data hacks on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is up to 21 million. I told you about this story when it first broke, and it seems like things are just getting progressively worse for the OPM.
“It is a very big deal from a national security perspective and from a counterintelligence perspective,” FBI Director James B. Comey said at a media meeting at the FBI headquarters. “It’s a treasure trove of information about everybody who has worked for, tried to work for, or works for the United States government.”
The recent tally of those affected by the hack was enough to prompt the current director of the federal Office of Personnel Management, Katherine Archuleta, to resign today. According to the White House, Archuleta left of her own accord.
Archuleta believed her resignation would allow the federal agency to "move beyond the current challenges."