Over 22 million people had their personnel or background check information stolen by hackers, according to a Thursday announcement from the federal government's Office of Personnel Management. That's one in 15 Americans and one in ten American adults whose Social Security numbers and personal information are now in the hands of alleged Chinese hackers. The hack led to the resignation of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on Friday.
To put the 22.1 million victims of the OPM hack in perspective, here are more numbers:
Combined, the 16 states with the least population have fewer people than the number of OPM hack victims.
If the OPM hack victims made up their own state, it would be the third-largest state in the U.S., with 32 electoral votes.
As of 2014, there are 4.2 million federal employees. The OPM hack affects 5.3 times more people, because it includes past employees, some of their spouses, and contractors and others who applied for a background check.
The University of Michigan's football stadium ("the Big House"), at 109,901 capacity, is the largest football stadium in the country. It would take 202 Michigan Stadiums to hold every OPM hack victim. The Michigan Wolverines could play 28 seasons and there still would not be room for every victim to attend a home game.
Up to 853 passengers can fit in the Airbus 380, the highest-capacity passenger airplane. It would take 25,909 such planes to fly all of the OPM hack victims.
World War II Casualties
In World War II, there were 418,500 civilian and military casualties from the United States. The OPM hack hit 52 times more people.
Women's World Cup
Think of all the fans across the country who tuned in to watch the United States Women's National Team win the 2015 Women's World Cup Final. That's roughly how many people were hit by the OPM hack. The match was the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, with almost 23 million viewers.
Remember all the hype around Jurassic World when it was released in June? The film set the record for the highest-grossing box office opening weekend in U.S. history. Roughly 25.6 million people watched the movie, only a few million more than the number of OPM hack victims.
With 435 Representatives and 100 Senators, there are 535 members of Congress. That means there are 41,308 OPM hacking victims for every member of Congress.