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OPM Data Breach Lasted Almost One Year

“The recently disclosed breach of the Office of Personnel Management’s security-clearance computer system took place a year ago,” according to The Washington Post , “giving Chinese government intruders access to sensitive data for a year.”  

“The compromise of the system was discovered early this month and dates back to June or early July 2014, agency officials said. The network holds a wealth of personal, family and financial details on millions of current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors.”  

Jack Goldsmith : “Why such a weak and hesitant response to such a colossal intelligence disaster?… this is almost certainly the type of collection we are trying to do, and probably succeeding in doing, against China’s government officials.  This is not IP theft; it is government espionage.”

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