Due of Obama’s incompetence, hackers now have the Social Security numbers of 22 million people

Due of Obama’s incompetence, hackers now have the Social Security numbers of 22 million people

The breach of extremely sensitive information is MUCH worse than previously reported. The number of people affected has grown from 4.2 million to just under 22 million Americans. Everything from Social Security numbers to health histories appears to have been stolen, thanks to the utter incompetence of the Obama administration.

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From MyFoxChicago:

ackers stole Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than previously disclosed.

The scope of the data breach – believed to be the biggest in U.S. history – has grown dramatically since the government first disclosed earlier this year that hackers had gotten into the Office of Personnel Management’s personnel database and stolen records for about 4.2 million people. Since then, the Obama administration has acknowledged a second, related breach of the systems housing private data that individuals submit during background investigations to obtain security clearances.

That second attack affected more than 19 million people who applied for clearances, as well as nearly 2 million of their spouses, housemates and others who never applied for security clearances, the administration said. Among the data the hackers stole: criminal, financial, health, employment and residency histories, as well as information about their families and acquaintances.

The new revelations drew indignation from members of Congress who have said the administration has not done enough to protect personal data in their systems, as well as calls for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta and her top deputies to resign. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, said Archuleta and her aides had “consciously ignored the warnings and failed to correct these weaknesses.”

“Such incompetence is inexcusable,” Chaffetz said in a statement.

House Republican leaders – Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise – also called for Archuleta’s resignation. Boehner said President Barack Obama must “take a strong stand against incompetence.”

Some Democrats weighed in against Archuleta as well. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said, “It is time for her to step down, and I strongly urge the administration to choose new management with proven abilities to address a crisis of this magnitude with an appropriate sense of urgency and accountability.”

If Democrats and Republicans are agreeing that you messed up, you really messed up. And people wonder why some want to abolish the IRS?

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