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OPM hack was avoidable, says congressional report

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    The compromise last year of the personal information of millions of current and former federal employees was entirely preventable, if the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that was attacked had taken the right measures on knowing it was targeted, according to a report set to be released Wednesday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    “In our report, we are going to show that once we knew that this was happening, we didn’t make the right moves,” said Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the committee in an interview to CNN.

    Saying that he thinks that the attack came from overseas, Chaffetz, a Republican representative from Utah, did not name any country, saying it was classified information. After the hack there was speculation that it had been done by the Chinese.

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