WASHINGTON -- There are more than 21.5 million Americans impacted from the hacking of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) computers, according to data released this week.

The massive security breach impacted current federal employees, federal contractors, former federal workers, spouses and children of current and former workers, job applicants, and even people who provided references or were interviewed for employment background checks.

The federal government employs approximately 70,000 workers in Louisiana meaning the number of impacted people in the state from the massive security breach is likely significantly higher than that.

Everyone impacted from the breach will get credit and identify theft protection for the next three years, and possibly longer, according to federal officials.

The government has posted a background memo and Q and A on the breach and what people should do to make sure their credit and/or identities haven't been breached and what the government is doing to help.

After the disclosure of massive security breach, House majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, was among the long list of congressional members calling for the resignation of Karen Archuleta as OPM director.

And when the White House announced her resignation Friday, he and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, said it was the right move,.

"Ms. Archuleta's resignation is appropriate, but it doesn't change the fact that social security and other personal information was stolen from more than 22 million Americans, putting more than 70,000 Louisianans at riskthat's unacceptable," Cassidy said. "Strong national security includes protecting America from security breaches and hackers. The Office of Personnel Management failed to protect us. The Obama Administration must find out why and how this happened, and put protections in place to ensure this doesn't happen again."

Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said that Archuleta resigned "on her own violation," but that "she recognizes, as the White House does, that the urgent challenges currently facing the Office of Personnel Management require a manager with a specialized set of skills and experiences."

According to OPM, the information stolen from government computers includes: "Social Security numbers, residency, educational history, employment history; information about immediate family and other personal and business acquaintances; health, criminal and financial history; and other details." Compromised records also include findings from interviews conducted by employment background investigators and fingerprints, as well as usernames and passwords.