White House Announces Second Data Breach Affecting Personal Information, Including Mental Health Histories
On Friday, the White House announced that millions of individuals could have been affected by a second Office of Personnel Management data breach, this time targeting the agency's security clearance database and exposing personal information such as mental health histories. Officials said the hack of the security clearance database was separate from a breach of federal personnel data that was announced earlier this month.
- "White House Weighs Sanctions After Second Breach of a Computer System" (Shear/Shane, New York Times, 6/12).
- "Officials Say Deeply Personal Information in Hackers' Hands" (Dilanian/Bridis, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 6/15).