Friday, June 5, 2015

Federal government hit by major data breach

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The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach that occurred when federal agencies were hacked.

A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, says the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) -- the agency that handles security clearances and employee records -- and the Interior Department were hacked. A second U.S. official who also declined to be identified said the data breach could potentially affect every federal agency.

U.S. officials say the investigation . . .  Read more:

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