Jul
09
2015
4

Turns out Mitt Romney was right, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta was wrong.

Speaking as somebody whose family got personally affected by the OPM hack (21 million and counting): Barack Obama picked an amazing person to run that agency, huh?

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Jun
24
2015
4

Obama administration: well, it all depends on what the meaning of ‘breach’ is.

This is not going to end well.

Obama administration officials defined the hack of Office of Personnel Management employee documents as two distinct breaches, a decision that allowed officials to initially deny millions of the government’s most sensitive employee security records had been stolen, according to officials familiar with the matter.

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation suspect China was behind the hack of OPM databases, and those hackers accessed not only personnel files but security clearance forms, which contain information that foreign intelligence agencies could use to target espionage operations, according to officials. Chinese officials have said they weren’t involved.

The administration disclosed the breach of personnel files on June 4 but not the security clearance theft, contrary to what investigators probing the theft already knew.

There’s not much commentary possible here, except of course to note that this administration has a positive genius in finding new and exciting ways to fornicate the canine. It’s like it’s their hobby.  Why can’t they just abuse cocaine and get caught with hookers like every other Poor Life Choicemaker in the Beltway? We know how to work around that.

Jun
11
2015
3

It is not *confirmed* that the OPM breach got every federal worker’s file.

It may be being reported that way

The largest union representing federal employees said it believes the hackers from China who breached a database containing employment information have access to the personal information of every federal worker.

In a letter sent Thursday to Katherine Archuleta, the federal personnel chief, J. David Cox, president of the American Federal of Government Employees, wrote that the union believes the criminals “are now in possession of all personnel data for every federal employee, every federal retiree and up to one million former federal employees.”

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