Another Day, Another Hack

The new face of explanatory journalism. (AP photo)

The new face of explanatory journalism.
(AP photo)

Words alone cannot describe the enormity of the danger this country is in. Words, combined with a Mike Tyson uppercut to the crotch, might do the job. Words, combined with that Mike Tyson punch and a little something I just invented called the Turbo Anus Nuke, should probably get the point across.

Anyway, read:

More than 21 million Social Security numbers were compromised in a breach that affected a database of sensitive information on federal employees held by the Office of Personnel Management, the agency announced Thursday.

That number is in addition to the 4.2 million social security numbers that were compromised in another data breach at OPM that was made public in June.

Of the 21.5 million records that were stolen, 19.7 million belonged to individuals who had undergone background investigation, OPM said. The remaining 1.8 million records belonged to other individuals, mostly applicants’ families.

The records that were compromised include detailed, sensitive information about the individuals, including fingerprint data. OPM says 1.1 million compromised files included fingerprints.

Just in case you had any doubts, the US federal government is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of China and/or Russia.