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Nextgov: Pentagon Launches Self-Confirmation Tool for OPM Hack Victims

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operational-security1The U.S. government has rolled out a new website designed to help individuals check whether their personal data has been compromised following the Office of Personnel and Management breach, Nextgov reported Friday.

Aliya Sternstein writes the Pentagon-hosted OPM Verify tool is developed for website users to match their data with the stolen information.

Paul Temple, CEO of the system’s developer Advanced Onion, told Nextgov users can provide their home address, email address, Social Security number and birth date to the website in order to initiate the self-confirmation process.

Users will then receive a postal mail containing the response to their query and free identity protection services, Nextgov reports.

OPM spokesperson Sam Schumach told Nextgov the tool is set for full advertisement within the next few weeks after the delivery of the mailed notifications, Sternstein reports.

Schumach added OPM has reached the 13 million-delivery mark and sends up to 800,000 letters every day, the report says.

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