DOJ Admits Error Linking ID Theft Case to OPM Breach

NextGov: The Justice Department goofed when it suggested in a June 18 press release that the personal information a Maryland woman used to steal the identities of numerous Langley, Virginia, victims came from the 2015 Office of Personnel Management Breach, a Justice Department official said Monday.

While the Langley identity theft victims were also victims of the OPM data breach, there’s no hard evidence that that’s where identity thieves got their information, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said in a letter to Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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