Spooks at risk as US government admits theft of 5.6 million fingerprints

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Loss of fingerprint data at Office of Personnel Management could compromise security agents working in the field

The US government has admitted that 5.6 million fingerprints of government employees were stolen in the massive cyber-security breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - potentially putti...

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