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Updates on OPM Cybersecurity Incident

November 1, 2016

 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that federal employees and retirees who were affected by the first-announced cyberattack on federal personnel records (announced June 4, 2015) and who signed up for credit monitoring with Winvale/CSID must now re-enroll with another company, ID EXPERTS, to continue to receive monitoring services. OPM’s contract with Winvale/CSID will expire December 1, 2016.

 ID EXPERTS is the credit monitoring/identity theft contractor offering services for those individuals affected by the second-announced cyberattack – the breach of OPM’s background/security clearance records (July 9, 2015). Individuals who are already enrolled with ID EXPERTS will not need to take any action.

 OPM will notify those individuals who must re-enroll by letter in the near future. Complete information can be found at OPM’s website,  

 We are offering you, and any of your dependent minor children who were under the age of 18 as of July 1, 2015, a comprehensive suite of credit and identity monitoring, identity theft insurance, and identity restoration services. The Government initially announced the provision of services for approximately a three year period which was set to end on December 31, 2018 for those impacted by the background investigation records data incident. In late 2015, the President signed into law a provision which will extend identity protection coverage to a period of not less than 10 years for those who were impacted by the background investigation records incident, as well as a separate but related incident involving personnel records. OPM is working to implement this extended 10-year period.

 Because this information is being updated on a regular basis, please click on the link provided or go to for the most current report.  OPM has also set up a webpage which is described at the links provided here.

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