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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This just broke Right after Hillary called for an Automatic National Voter Database. Bad timing for the Ole Girl and whatnot, huh?





    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and US government employee records. Government officials familiar with the situation told Associated Press that hack occurred at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Interior Department and could potentially affect 4 million people at every federal agency.

    The OPM is the human resources department for the federal government, and issues security clearances. Reports in the New York Times and Washington Post on Thursday, both citing unnamed sources in the federal government, reported Chinese hackers were behind the breach.

    In November, a former DHS contractor disclosed another cyber-breach that compromised the private files of more than 25,000 DHS workers and thousands of other federal employees.....snip~

    US officials report massive data breach at federal human resources agency | Technology | The Guardian
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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    It's a huge attack against our nation. And worse yet this type of attack could hit banks, electrical grids, medical industry, NASA, etc. And I don't have any faith in our government to be able counter these type of attacks. Especially in light of the role out of Obamacare and all the money spent.
    What's going on? Our federal government is so incredibly incompetent especially the current administration!

    I can't imagine why any sensible-rational person would trust government with anything but the bare essentials!

    Has anyone ever before seen what appears to be something everyday going so bad under any other president?

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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This just broke Right after Hillary called for an Automatic National Voter Database.
    Another red herring to keep voter suppression laws.
    Hillary hit it out of the park today in Texas, huh?

    Bad timing for the Ole Girl and whatnot, huh?
    Who would the ole girl and whatnot be?

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    But don't worry Hillary says she never gave up any breach with her private/public server.
    What does Hillary have to do with this breach ?
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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

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    There was no reason to....next time check with me.

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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Another red herring to keep voter suppression laws.
    Hillary hit it out of the park today in Texas, huh?



    Who would the ole girl and whatnot be?



    What does Hillary have to do with this breach ?


    When you figure out those States giving out free ID's.....you might want Hillary to know. So she doesn't look like a bigger corrupt fool than she already does.

    The Ole girl would be that worthless, deceiving, and lying Hag, known as Hillary Clinton.

    Oh you haven't heard BO's CIA man out and saying that Hillary server was breached. Most already know her private server was hacked. The Romanian Hacker even used her as a bait.

    Any Government with more sophistication knows all Hillary had on there. Just think what would be done to her if this was the 1800's!

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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yeah and????? So what.....we have plenty around here that our duplication threads. You don't see a rush to fix any of that do you.

    Although I do have quite a bit on this. I think you know where I am going with it now tho, huh?

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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This just broke Right after Hillary called for an Automatic National Voter Database. Bad timing for the Ole Girl and whatnot, huh?





    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and US government employee records. Government officials familiar with the situation told Associated Press that hack occurred at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Interior Department and could potentially affect 4 million people at every federal agency.

    The OPM is the human resources department for the federal government, and issues security clearances. Reports in the New York Times and Washington Post on Thursday, both citing unnamed sources in the federal government, reported Chinese hackers were behind the breach.

    In November, a former DHS contractor disclosed another cyber-breach that compromised the private files of more than 25,000 DHS workers and thousands of other federal employees.....snip~

    US officials report massive data breach at federal human resources agency | Technology | The Guardian
    Good morning, MMC.

    I'm not very familiar with "hacking." How can it be determined who is doing the hacking when it theoretically could be anyone on the planet? Do they leave some kind of "signature" or something? I know that businesses have been hacked, but I assume that would be for financial reasons - credit card info, etc. What interest would anyone have in some low level person working in a government office, as an example? What information might be useful to the hacker? This is surreal!

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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, MMC.

    I'm not very familiar with "hacking." How can it be determined who is doing the hacking when it theoretically could be anyone on the planet? Do they leave some kind of "signature" or something? I know that businesses have been hacked, but I assume that would be for financial reasons - credit card info, etc. What interest would anyone have in some low level person working in a government office, as an example? What information might be useful to the hacker? This is surreal!

    I heard that a signature is left. I believe it was talked about when Hillary's server issue came up.

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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I heard that a signature is left. I believe it was talked about when Hillary's server issue came up.
    Thanks, MMC. In Hillary's case, was she aware that she had been hacked, or did the Romanian hacker's bragging make her aware of it after the fact? I don't recall - too much other bad stuff happening all over the place! Chaos overload! No one wants their privacy invaded, but it's occurring, sometimes with unwanted repercussions. I suppose we'd better get used to being spied upon, though, since it appears that it's becoming commonplace these days. Weird. :

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