Hacked US Security Clearances Are Giving Beijing Insanely Personal Information About American Citizens

Hackers who broke into the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) database this week didn’t just steal birthdays, email addresses and health information. They obtained security clearance information that’s invasive enough to ruin potentially millions of American lives.  The U.S. government is struggling to adapt because, well, governments are slow. “There’s a lot of bureaucracy and steps you have to go through before you can adopt new technology,” said Amit Ashbel, a product manager at the code security company Checkmarx. “The U.S. is just more frequently attacked because it’s the U.S. It’s a global power and has disagreements with different regions.” Continue reading at the International Business Times

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