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    US Officials Say Government Assessing Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

    US Officials Say Government Assessing Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

    US officials say government assessing massive breach of federal personnel data.


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    Story just now breaking. More im sure to come soon. This might be really, really bad.


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    Re: US Officials Say Government Assessing Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

    Hackers supposedly are coming form China Chinese hackers breach federal government

    4 million people affected. Not being said or not if it came from official hackers on behalf of the Chinese state.


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

    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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    "This is an attack against the nation," said Ken Ammon, chief strategy officer of Xceedium, who said the attack fit the pattern of those carried out by nation states for the purpose of espionage. The information stolen could be used to impersonate or blackmail federal employees with access to sensitive information, he said.

    The agency said it is offering credit monitoring and identity theft insurance for 18 months to individuals potentially affected. The National Treasury Employees Union, which represents workers in 31 federal agencies, said it is encouraging members to sign up for the monitoring as soon as possible.

    Cyber-security experts also noted that the OPM was targeted a year ago in a cyber-attack that was suspected of originating in China. In that case, authorities reported no personal information was stolen.....snip~

    China suspected in massive breach of federal personnel data

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    Re: US Officials Say Government Assessing Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Hackers supposedly are coming form China Chinese hackers breach federal government

    4 million people affected. Not being said or not if it came from official hackers on behalf of the Chinese state.
    It's not good and can you imagine what someone could do with that information, with bribes etc. And worst this type of breach could cause bank failures, electrical grid failures, nothing is sacred. I don't have much faith in how the government plans to counter this problem.
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    Re: US officials report Massive Data Breach at Federal Human Resources Agency.....

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    "This is an attack against the nation," said Ken Ammon, chief strategy officer of Xceedium, who said the attack fit the pattern of those carried out by nation states for the purpose of espionage. The information stolen could be used to impersonate or blackmail federal employees with access to sensitive information, he said.

    The agency said it is offering credit monitoring and identity theft insurance for 18 months to individuals potentially affected. The National Treasury Employees Union, which represents workers in 31 federal agencies, said it is encouraging members to sign up for the monitoring as soon as possible.

    Cyber-security experts also noted that the OPM was targeted a year ago in a cyber-attack that was suspected of originating in China. In that case, authorities reported no personal information was stolen.....snip~

    China suspected in massive breach of federal personnel data
    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.
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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.
    Heya BF. Not to mention we recently had the Russians hacked into the WH, thru State Dept Computers. Able to pick up peoples emails. Which that was the like after a year when the Russians struck the first time.

    But don't worry Hillary says she never gave up any breach with her private/public server.

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    Re: US Officials Say Government Assessing Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    It's not good and can you imagine what someone could do with that information, with bribes etc. And worst this type of breach could cause bank failures, electrical grid failures, nothing is sacred. I don't have much faith in how the government plans to counter this problem.
    But remember we need big brother to watch out for us with this kind of stuff!


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

    It's what countries do, one to another.

    Inside the NSA’s Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group
    Deep within the National Security Agency, an elite, rarely discussed team of hackers and spies is targeting America's enemies abroad.

    Inside the NSA’s Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group | Foreign Policy
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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