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Social Security Numbers Of Every Federal Employee Stolen In Data Breach

June 11, 2015

450px-Office_of_Personnel_Management,_Washington,_DC_2012Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee (including every federal retiree) a government worker union said Thursday, asserting that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged.

Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by “the Chinese” without specifying whether he meant the Chinese government or individuals. Reid is one of eight lawmakers briefed on the most secret intelligence information. U.S. officials have declined to publicly blame China, which has denied involvement. 


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