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Cyberattack Compromises US Govt Workers' Data

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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 04:56 PM
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A suspected hacking attack may have compromised data on four million current and former US government employees.

The data breach involved the government agency that handles security clearances and employee records, officials said.

"As a result of the incident," uncovered in April, the Office of Personnel Management said it "will send notifications to approximately four million individuals".


More to follow...


Cyberattack Compromises US Govt Workers' Data

Seriously? How has this been allowed to happen? Sorry, but I can't understand how anybody could breach the cyber security.

4 million Federal workers details have been compromised, that is a very, very poor show on the U.S Governments part.




posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Thank God I live in a country where theres still some semblance of op sec



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

O no cyber attack!


Time to bring in some online draconian surveillance laws......................



Virtual false flag?
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Lol, I think I need to start putting (sarc) next to most of my posts.

Indeed, lookout, Helter Skelter!!



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: crazyewok

Lol, I think I need to start putting (sarc) next to most of my posts.

Indeed, lookout, Helter Skelter!!


I wasn't being sarcastic at you. I was just predicting the overreaction the US government is bound to do.

A bigger badder replacement for the patriot act will be forth coming.



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

We have it coming our way. I never dreamt the Tories would try to abolish the 'Human Rights Act', on the back of their support from the media, putting the worse examples on the front of their headlines.

But like the 'Murphy's. I'm not bitter!!



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: khnum
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Thank God I live in a country where theres still some semblance of op sec


Yeah, thank everything Holy!!
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:51 PM
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I don't believe it's an over-reaction to be concerned that China now has the ability to blackmail 4 million Government officials...many with TOP Secret clearance.

U.S. officials said this was ONE of the worst hacks of federal employees....There were WORSE ones???
Yet, still neither push-back nor retaliation towards China from the Obama administration.



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

'One of the worse ones', is a phrase they use to try and down play things.

There will be 'Cyber war', guaranteed!



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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The government is paying outrageous money to contractors for crap security. It's just greedy people scamming money. Then when those termed hackers point it out they are imprisoned.

Many good IT people in the US have lost their jobs to other countries. Corporations and the government are being played just like they play every one else.

The chickens are coming home to roost. LMAF.



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:11 PM
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And nothing will happen!!

Cause if it is China and the US push them they will just start a trade war. IMO anyway.

Cyber espionage is apparently legal if you lent enough money to another country.

-Tenth



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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And of course no encryption appears to have been used on the sensitive data.... oh wait only bad people use encryption..



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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Since the intrusion, OPM has instituted additional network security precautions, including: restricting remote access for network administrators and restricting network administration functions remotely; a review of all connections to ensure that only legitimate business connections have access to the internet; and deploying anti-malware software across the environment to protect and prevent the deployment or execution of tools that could compromise the network.

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I thought huge amounts of money has been spent on government systems security. These things will now be implemented? What was actually done other then sending checks to someone.



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:25 PM
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If only the patriot act was in place!!



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
If only the patriot act was in place!!


Five bucks says that's a headline somewhere tomorrow lol

-Tenth



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 06:59 PM
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It's about time, I been asking hackers for years for this info. Muhahaha!

Let the good time roll!





But on a serious note, I just wonder how many of those compromised will jump ship out of fear?
Like i said, "Let the good times roll".
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posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

How in the world would that ever be possible?
That has to be some of the most sensitive data anywhere?



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower

originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
If only the patriot act was in place!!


Five bucks says that's a headline somewhere tomorrow lol

-Tenth


Im staying clear of that bet



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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The black market criminals in Russia and China have everyone's information, your SS#, everything on you. They know more about you than you can remember or be able to dig up the paper work you may have.

This is a cyber war engaged against the United States by Russia and China. It will be the straw that breaks our entire system of money, identity, and almost everything else in our current culture.

Here are some relevant posts I made here on ATS. I'd been shouting on the roof top about this for over a year now.

Identity Theft, Who is the Real Victim?

You’re the Next Victim of the Cyber Wars

Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

Home Depot Investigates a Possible Data Breach

Banks: Credit Card Breach at Staples Stores



posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 11:40 PM
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I was just reading about this on The Guardian. If it was the Chinese, I wonder if any CIA assets will be exposed.



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