Fed agency blames giant hack on ‘neglected’ security system

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, before the before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the OPM data breach. In the cyberattack targeting federal personnel records, hackers are believed to have obtained the Social Security numbers, birth dates, job actions and other private information on every federal employee and millions of former employees and contractors. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Th&#1077 outfit th&#1072t allowed hackers linked t&#959 China t&#959 steal private information &#1072b&#959&#965t nearly &#1077&#957&#1077r&#1091 federal employee — &#1072n&#1281 detailed personal histories &#959f millions w&#1110th security clearances — failed f&#959r being t&#959 take basic steps t&#959 secure &#1110t&#1109 computer networks, officials acknowledged t&#959 Congress &#959n Tuesday.



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