Revised data show hackers stole fingerprints of 5.6 million federal workers

The hackers who stole security dossiers from the Office of Personal Management also got the fingerprints of 5.6 million US federal employees.

US intelligence agencies have blamed China for the hacking against the office, which is the main custodian of the government’s most important personnel records, but it is unclear what group or organization engineered it. Before Wednesday, the agency had said it lost 1.1 million sets of fingerprints among the roughly 22 million individuals whose records were compromised.

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