WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, saying that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged.
Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by “the Chinese” without specifying whether he meant the Chinese government or individuals. Reid is one of eight lawmakers briefed on the most secret intelligence information. U.S. officials have declined to publicly blame China, which has denied involvement.
I’m pretty sure this is about the fourth time my information has possibly been compromised. If it’s not one agency losing laptops it’s Chinese hackers. Maybe we shouldn’t all be so well connected? It’s not like it’s helped our foreign policy strategy.
Well at least the Chinese can verify my Linkedin profile and probably quicker than the US GOV can’t do a security clearance investigation.