A cyberattack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that saw 22.1 million personal records stolen also involved the loss of 1.1 million fingerprints, the OPM has noted in a statement.
The data was taken from people who have undergone background checks for security clearances.
The total number included some 19.7 million who applied for the clearances for federal roles, plus 1.8 million non-applicants, mostly spouses or co-habitants of applicants, the agency said.
Wow. I had to get fingerprinted by the FBI when I became a lawyer. I wonder if the hackers can find me now? (That was a joke.)