Jul 11 2014

Chinese Hackers Target OPM data

The Office of Personnel Management is the latest federal agency to fall victim to cyber hackers, reports the New York Times. The incident took place in March and was traced to China.

Hackers appeared to be targeting files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances. The Times reports that hackers gained access to some OPM databases before federal authorities foiled the attack. A Department of Homeland Security official said the government has not “identified any loss of personally identifiable information.”