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No, Virginia, the FBI was not hacked by China. Newsweek got it wrong.

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    On Thursday, Newsweek published what they claim is an exclusive story centered on Chinese hackers that have penetrated an untold number of FBI personnel files in a data breach with "potentially dangerous national security implications."

    The story moves on to say that the extent of the FBI penetration is unknown, but it's quick to claim that it's being reported "for the first time."

    The key point of evidence supporting Newsweek's claims are these passages:

    An FBI source told Newsweek he was notified by OPM in May that his personnel file had been penetrated by hackers in the same Chinese intrusion.

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