A massive data breach of the federal agency that controls security clearances and employee records could affect at least 4 million current and former federal employees.

Hackers based in China pulled off the cyber break-in of U.S. government personnel office computer networks, stealing identifying information belonging to the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department, according to a Department of Homeland Security statement.

Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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