DHS recently reported an attack on OPMs systems that “appeared to target the files of tens of thousands of employees seeking top-secret security clearances” according to the New York Times. For anyone around the DC beltway you’re probably familiar OPM’s e-QIP application … that coincidentally holds information for people seeking government clearances. If we’re talking about the same thing here, this attack could be the mother of all web application intrusions given the scrutiny this application probably gets and the sensitivity of the data it holds.
Chinese hackers broke into the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in March and appeared to target the files of tens of thousands of employees seeking top-secret security clearances, the New York Times reports.
“We have no reason to believe that personally identifiable information was compromised,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a press briefing in Austin, Texas, where President Obama was visiting.
Officials at OPM and the Department of Homeland Security said in July 10 statements that there was “a potential intrusion” of the OPM network in mid-March. “Neither OPM nor U.S.-CERT have identified any loss of personally identifiable information,” the DHS official said.
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