Massive Chinese hack attack

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  1. Shithead

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    We're getting our asses kicked

    Hackers got every federal employee’s data: union
    By Bob Fredericks

    June 11, 2015 | 4:09pm

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    The vital personal data of every current and former federal employee and retiree was swiped in a massive Chinese hack attack, a union boss revealed yesterday.

    The information included Social Security numbers, birthdays, addresses and other data that can put the victims at risk for identity theft.

    The hackers, who infiltrated the Office of Personnel Management, also pilfered the military records, job and salary histories, insurance information, gender and race data of millions of Americans, said J. David Cox, head of the American Federation of Government Employees.

    “Based on the sketchy data OPM has provided, we believe that the central personnel data file was the targeted database, and that the hackers are now in possession of personnel data for every federal employee, every federal retiree, and up to 1 million former federal employees,” Cox wrote in a letter to OPM Director Katherine Archuleta.

    “We believe that Social Security numbers were not encrypted, a cybersecurity failure that is absolutely indefensible and outrageous,” he added.

    The personnel-data file contains up to 780 pieces of information about each employee.

    The hack is more damaging than the Obama administration — which hasn’t publicly accused the Chinese government of the cybertheft — has acknowledged and affects far more than the 4 million victims previously announced.

    Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) — one of eight lawmakers briefed on the most secret US intelligence — said on the Senate floor that “the Chinese” were to blame for the unprecedented security breach.

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), an Intelligence Committee member, also said the hack came from China, which has denied blame.

    An angry Cox said the 18 months of credit monitoring and $1 million in liability insurance that the federal government has offered the affected employees is “entirely inadequate, as compensation or protection from harm.”

    The breach occurred in December but was not discovered until April. After it was publicly revealed last week, the OPM inked a $20 million deal with private cybersecurity experts to provide identity-fraud protection for the employees whose information was snatched.
     
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    Me Chinese, me play joke, me go pee pee in USA coke.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    This could cause our government employees to become lazy and listless at their jobs.
     
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    Imagine?

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    TSA worker put on desk duty after she was spotted sleeping at LaGuardia Airport
    BY Rich Schapiro
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    TSA guard takes cat nap at LaGuardia Airport on Sunday. The agent has been reassigned to desk duty pending investigation.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    At any NORMAL non-union job, one gets fired for sleeping on the job.
     
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    It was glossed over in that story, but ALL the information was unencrypted. They might as well have written everyone's information down in Notepad and saved it as socialsecuritynumbers.txt on the desktop.

    When asked about it, an OPM representative said that data encryption is a new phenomenon and they hadn't implemented it yet.

    People should literally go to jail for this, but nothing will happen, and it'll all be swept under the rug.
     
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    If it wasn't for Civil Service protection, could you imagine how many people would be out of work right now?

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    Not in 2015 America!

    Everyone involved will be allowed to retire with full benefits, and are probably getting bonuses as we speak.
     
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    Gee, if we only had some sort of agency to protect us from hacks like this.

    It could specialize in security on a national level...
     
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    OPM sent a message out to us about the breach and basically blamed the rank and file federal employees for this horseshit, even though it's been proven that the breech was at OPM. Stupid HR geniuses. Hey, maybe some chink will have better luck with my credit than I've had..,....
     
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    If it means they'll deliver my Kung Pao Chicken and Sesame Noodles faster, I'm okay with the hack
     
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    Am i missing what everyone is so upset about. She is much less likely to sustain a work related injury while sleeping at a desk. Looks like she could fall out of that chair at any moment! They are just taking care of their employee is all!
     
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    They constantly preach about protecting the public's information and don't even bother to encrypt their own data.

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    I think you people are taking this out of context. She's been assigned to watch the floor for any terrorist activity and it looks like she's doing a damned good job.
     
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