Carrie Johnson | All Things Considered
Federal workers are furious after the huge data breach of sensitive information. Some complain letters are going to the wrong name or address, compounding their anger over government incompetence.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:What would you do if your sensitive personal information was stolen by hackers? That’s the question of facing millions of people because of massive data breaches at the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management. U.S. law enforcement sources tell NPR the hack may have exposed the information of more than 18 million current, former and prospective government workers, and employees are mad. NPR’s Carrie Johnson reports.
CARRIE JOHNSON, BYLINE: At the American Federation of Government Employees, the phone has been ringing nonstop. Jackie Simon is policy director at the union’s national office in Washington, and she has a message for the federal Office of Personnel Management.