US Office of Personnel Management Still Vulnerable to Hacking According to GAO

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management failed to implement about a third of the 80 information security recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) following a data breach announced during 2015.

According to the report sent to the U.S. Congress by GAO, “In summary, OPM has made progress in implementing our recommendations for improving its security posture, but further actions are needed.”

OPM reported during June 2015 that its computing systems were accessed by an unauthorized third party which led to the exposure of the personal information of approximately 4.2 million impacted federal employees.

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