Chinese Hackers May Have Breached the Federal Government’s Personnel Office, US Officials Say

July 10, 2014

Hackers may have breached the Office of Personnel Management’s network, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed Thursday.

Another U.S. official who was briefed on the investigation said the intrusion has been traced to China, although it is not clear that the Chinese government is involved.

According to the DHS official, who asked not to be identified, the agency’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center became aware of a “potential intrusion” of the network, and has been working with OPM and other agencies to assess and mitigate risks. So far, they have not found “any loss of personally identifiable information,” the official said.

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