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Report: OPM Says Personnel Data Breach Victims Need to Sign Up Again for Identity Monitoring Services

cyber-hack-network-computerOfficials at the Office of Personnel Management have said former and current federal employees whose personal data were compromised in a cyber hack at OPM must register again to retain coverage for identity protection services, the Washington Post reported Monday.

OPM officials noted that employees who were affected by the personnel records breach need to sign up with ID Experts for such services as the agency’s contract with Winvale/CSID is set to expire on Dec. 1, Eric Yoder writes.

The report said ID Experts will start to provide additional identity and credit monitoring services to personnel files hack victims on Dec. 2 through a separate contract that will run through the end of 2018.

Officials told the publication that the expiration of the contract with Winvale/CSID will affect approximately 600 victims of the personnel data breach.

Federal, military and contractor staff who were affected by a breach that targeted records related to background checks and already signed up with ID Experts will not be required to re-enroll for additional monitoring services, Yoder reports.

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