The recent OPM hack has revealed more fingerprints were stolen than previously believed.
One of the scariest parts of the massive cybersecurity breaches at the Office of Personnel Management just got worse: The agency now says 5.6 million people's fingerprints were stolen as part of the hacks.
What, exactly was stolen as part of this hack, and what are the potential implications of this data?
With access to this leaked data, can a person whose data has been leaked be identified based on a latent fingerprint? Can a fingerprint be fully or partially reconstructed from the data? Can the data lead to replicating someones fingerprints, and then accessing resources protected with fingerprint data?