Thursday, July 30, 2015

What federal employees really need to worry about after the Chinese hack

A new government review of what the Chinese hack of sensitive security clearance files of 21 million people means for national security is in — and some of the implications are quite grave.

Covert intelligence officers and their operations could be exposed and high-resolution fingerprints could be copied by criminals, the Congressional Research Service disclosed in an 
analysis of one of the most harmful cyber thefts in U.S. history.

Since the breach was disclosed in June, the response to the compromised background investigation files and a separate intrusion
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