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OPM Breach: How Officials Missed a Second Hacker

Posted on September 8th, 2016.

US officials were too focused on purging a hacker from government’s computers after closely monitoring the hacker’s online movements for months and were about to expel him that they failed to realize that there was another hacker entirely.

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

Posted on December 3rd, 2015.

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...

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The CIA Pulled Spies from Beijing after OPM Breach

Posted on October 2nd, 2015.

A number of CIA officers were taken out of Beijing as a precautionary measure and a direct consequence of the massive data breach involving the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) earlier this year. The Central Intelligence Agency evacuated officers from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China after the data breach involving tens of millions...

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From Russia With Love: Russians Suspected in Pentagon Breach

Posted on August 7th, 2015.

Russian hackers are suspected of infiltrating an unclassified e-mail system used by employees of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. An electronic intrusion by means of a cyber-attack against the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff’s unclassified email system has resulted in the shutting down of the email system and computer network...

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21 Million More US Personnel Exposed in Second Attack

Posted on July 10th, 2015.

This morning the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that the background check data on applicants for all government jobs since 2000 is “highly likely” compromised. The OPM’s computer network was breached in May and sensitive information including social security numbers for over 21 million Americans was...