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U.S. Navy: More sailors, Marines and civilians are at risk from the OPM breach

U.S. Navy: More sailors, Marines and civilians are at risk from the OPM breach
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I've kept you updated about the recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach as it's gotten progressively worse and worse. Now we know that members of the United States Marines and Navy Department are especially at risk.

Anyone who has filled out an SF-86 security questionnaire, a form for determining National Security positions, from 2000 to the present, has potentially had their information stolen.

Data such as drug and alcohol abuse, personal finances and other highly personal details can all be used to determine a candidate's suitability for classified access, and it's all on the SF-86 questionnaire.

Now this information is in the hands of hackers who are believed to be from China.

"Significant numbers of current, former, and prospective military members and government civilians, as well as contractors, have been affected," an ALNAV (All-Navy) message said. "This additional loss of data affects a much larger group of Department of the Navy members than the incident announced in June."

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