The director of the Office of Personnel Management resigned from her post Friday after it was revealed that the personal information of at least 22 million people who applied for jobs with the federal government was stolen in a massive cyberattack. According to The New York Times, Katherine Archuleta personally went to the White House to tell President Obama that a resignation would best allow the office to “move beyond the current challenges.” The move comes a day after OPM revealed that people who applied for government background checks since 2000 likely had their Social Security numbers stolen, among other personal information that even included fingerprints. The Daily Beast’s Shane Harris reported Thursday that leading cybersecurity firms believe China is behind the hacks.
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