U.S. Personnel Office Says Over 25 Million Records Hacked

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday that hackers had stolen sensitive information, including social security numbers, of about 21.5 million people from background investigation databases. OPM added that the 21.5 million included 19.7 million individuals who applied for security clearances, plus 1.8 million non-applicants, including mostly spouses or co-habitants of applicants. The 21.5 million affected is in addition to information about 4.2 million current and former federal workers stolen in a "separate, but related" incident.