Connolly requests OPM update on 2015 data breach
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Jeff Pon requesting information on actions taken in response to the 2015 OPM data breach.
“The Department of Justice has declined to disclose publicly how the defendants in that case obtained the personally identifiable information (PII) of victims of the 2015 OPM data breach. I believe further details about how the defendants obtained the PII could be useful for the purposes of protecting victims of the breach from further criminal activity,” Connolly wrote. “I would like to ensure that OPM is receiving sufficient information from DOJ about this case and that the two agencies are collaborating in order to prevent further criminal use of the PII from the OPM data breach.”
“OPM and the broader public could benefit from more information about how the OPM data breach information is being obtained by criminals,” Connolly added. “It is my hope that OPM and its vendors for credit monitoring and identity theft protections services are engaging in a vigorous defense of breach victims and their sensitive personal information.”
The full letter is available here.