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China Says OPM Breach Was Not State-Sponsored but a Criminal Act

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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China Says OPM Breach Was Not State-Sponsored but a Criminal Act

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ChinaThrough its official news agency Xinhua, China has stated that an investigation covering the substantial breach that compromised over 22 million federal employees was a cyberattack borne out of criminal intent. The news agency added the breach was not state-sponsored, contrary to the widely asserted opinion that the Chinese government was involved. In a news report, state-run news agency Xinhua covered the meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials in the first ever bilateral ministerial dialogue exclusively focusing on cybersecurity. The publication contends the two countries “worked hard to remove one of the major stumbling blocks to the development of bilateral…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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