Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ personal information was compromised in the recent hack of the Obama administration’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Collins released a letter Wednesday that she received from OPM notifying her that her data may have been stolen in the hack, alongside that of 4 million other past or present federal government workers. The hack on OPM computers was the second such attack in less than a year. Sen. Collins blamed China for the hack.
“You are receiving this notification because we have determined that the data compromised in this incident may have included your personal information, such as your name, Social Security number, date and place of birth, and current or former address,” OPM wrote in its letter to Collins. “To help ensure your privacy, upon your next login to OPM systems, you may be required to change your password.”
OPM is offering Sen. Collins free identity theft insurance, according to the letter.
“While we are not aware of any misuse of your information, in order to mitigate the risk of potential fraud and identity theft, we are offering you credit monitoring service and identity theft insurance through CSID, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution. All potentially affected individuals will receive a complimentary subscription to CSID Protector Plus for 18 months.”