From ArsTechnica:

John McCain is not pleased.US Senate Armed Services Committee / CSPAN Feds Under Attack: OPM Breach US counter-intel czar to hack victims: “raise shields” against spearphishing China and Russia cross-referencing OPM data, other hacks to out US spies Obama administration decides not to blame China publicly for OPM hack Government IT official ran law enforcement data systems for years with faked degrees OPM got hacked and all I got was this stupid e-mail View all…

The employee records from the Central Intelligence Agency were not included in the data cache from the Office of Personnel Management hack, according to government officials. However, that doesn’t mean the CIA has been unaffected by the breach. The Washington Post reports that according to unnamed current and former US officials, the CIA pulled “a number of officers” from the US Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure following the breach—precisely because their names would not appear in State Department personnel files believed to have been obtained by Chinese intelligence operatives.

The question of how to respond to the OPM breach was raised yet again during testimony by intelligence and defense officials on September 29 before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The hearing on “United States Cybersecurity policy and…

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