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Chinese hackers got data on millions of U.S. federal workers, officials fear

Chinese hackers got data on millions of U.S. federal workers, officials fear

Hackers based in China may have obtained personnel data on as many as 4 million federal employees in a large-scale cyberattack uncovered this spring, administration officials said Thursday. Investigators discovered signs of the attack in April while updating security on government computers, senior administration officials said. The intrusion happened before the adoption of tougher security controls, officials said. Since uncovering the breach, the federal Office of Personnel Management, which was targeted in the attack, has been working to lock down its system, restricting remote access for network administrators and reviewing all connections to make sure they are open only to those...

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