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Is Post-Breach Credit Monitoring Useful? Lawmakers Ask GAO to Review

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Is Post-Breach Credit Monitoring Useful Lawmakers Ask GAO to Review
  • Nextgov
  • 2 years ago

Is Post-Breach Credit Monitoring Useful Lawmakers Ask GAO to Review

Following the mammoth hack of employee records at the Office of Personnel Management, lawmakers want the Government Accountability Office to review the effectiveness of credit-monitoring and identity-theft protection services being offered to federal employees and victims of similar breaches in the private sector.

The use of such services, which monitor credit histories and alert customers to fraudulent activity carried out in their names, has become routine as the number of data breaches in both government and the private sector has ratcheted up.

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