FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 04, 2015

Contact:
Tim Kauffman

202-639-6405/202-374-6491
tim.kauffman@afge.org

Largest Federal Employee Union Responds to Breach

AFGE demands accountability following cyberattack targeting 4 million employees, retirees 

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:

“This evening we learned that the personal information of all 2.1 million current federal employees and an additional 2 million federal retirees and former federal employees may have been compromised during a Chinese cyberattack in April. The attack targeted personnel records of federal employees and retirees maintained on computers by the Office of Personnel Management.

“AFGE is working closely with the Administration to determine the extent of the breach and explore ways to remediate it. We will work with the Administration to ensure that all available measures be taken to secure the personal information of all affected employees, and that these measures be implemented as soon as possible. AFGE will demand accountability and will take every necessary step to see that the interests and security of the nearly 700,000 people we represent are addressed.”

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