Jul 23, 2015


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As you know there were 2 breaches. The 1st impacting 4.2 million current and former federal employees. The 2nd breach impacts approximately 21.5 million individuals - 19.7 million current & former employees and 1.8 million other individuals - primarily cohabitants or spouses. Notifications have not been sent to those impacted by the 2nd breach because a provider has not been selected to provide identity theft monitoring or insurance. 
What information was taken?
  • ​1st Breach - Personnel Records: information such as full name, birth date, home address and Social Security Numbers were affected
  • 2nd Breach - Background Records: information, including the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of 21.5 million individuals, was stolen from the background investigation databases. This includes 19.7 million individuals that applied for a background investigation, and 1.8 million non-applicants, primarily spouses or co-habitants of applicants. Some records also include findings from interviews conducted by background investigators and approximately 1.1 million include fingerprints. Usernames and passwords that background investigation applicants used to fill out their background investigation forms were also stolen.
Insurance Information for 1st Breach
Attached is information regarding the insurance coverage for the 4.2 Million impacted by the 1st Personnel Records Breach. There are two policies attached -- one for NY residents and the second for the rest of the United States.
Want to Know if You Were Impacted by the 1st Breach?
If you believe you were included in the 1st personnel records breach but have not received notification, you can contact CSID at (844)-777-2743
What Protections Will be Offered?
  • ​1st Breach: 18 Months Insurance (automatic enrollment) and credit monitoring (employee must enroll)
  • 2nd Breach: 3 years of insurance and credit monitoring. 
    • ​If impacted, your minor children are covered by the insurance/monitoring policy. 
    • Others are only covered if their PII was released - see highlighted portion above. 
NAGE realizes that these protections are inadequate and is actively seeking lifetime coverage for all federal employees.  

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Suszczyk at ssuszczyk@nage.org

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