Director of US OPM Resigned After Huge Data Breach

News - (on July 11, 2015 05:13 AM)

Katherine Archuleta decided to quit



Quit After 21.5 Million People Data Breach


The director of US Official Personal Management Katherine Archuleta decided to quit the office after a huge official data breach involving more than 20 million people!


The resignation came after hacker sophisticated breach the data of more or less 21.5 million people including government job applicants, federal contractors, and over a million of their partners. Before this incident, according to US officials, 4.2 million government official data was stolen by hackers which were pointed out on China.


China had denied any official involvement in that previous event, however, promised to help US government to dig out the guilty.


As for the recent huge data breach, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said President Barack Obama "must take a strong stand against incompetence in his administration and instill new leadership at OPM."


Moreover, Politicians from both parties i.e. Republicans and Democrats demanded OPM boss Katherine Archuleta be fired. However, before she was fired, she resigned after a massive data breach involving more than 20 million people to help department "move beyond the current challenges."

 

OPM serves as the human resource department for the US government


According to the first released by OMP, the data breach was touching 4 million; however, according to recent report disclosed on Thursday, the breach was almost 5 times more as expected. US intelligence Chief James Clapper said China was the "leading suspect" in the last breach, but no one can pay the final remarks that who was involve in the later breach.


The breach of more than 20 million US official is one of the most concerning issue for America online sovereignty. No matter who is involved in that breach, it shows how weak American official information security system is. And this is one of the reasons why the director of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Katherine Archuleta resigned.


The stolen information includes social security numbers; residency, employment & educational, health, criminal & financial history; information about immediate family and other personal and business acquaintances; fingerprints; and much more.


However, China again denied publically of any involvement in this recent breach!


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