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US says hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million people in OPM data breach

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) said today that hackers stole sensitive data, including social security numbers, of about 21.5 million people from background investigation databases.

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Data recovery firm gives man happy ending

Technology writer Mat Honan was "epically hacked," in a widely-circulated cautionary tale that should have you changing your passwords and turning on secondary authentication measures. The Novato, California-based firm DriveSavers helped Mat get his data back, and he traveled to the clean room to see how they did it. (wired.com)