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The OPM breach report: A long time coming

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 13, 2016.

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    If you want to have even a chance of defeating cyber attacks, you have to be quick.

    So, in hindsight, there is no mystery why the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was a loser to attackers who exfiltrated personal data – including in many cases detailed security clearance information and fingerprint data – of more than 22 million current and former federal employees.

    Hackers, said to be from China, were inside the OPM system starting in 2012, but were not detected until March 20, 2014. A second hacker, or group, gained access to OPM through a third-party contractor in May 2014, but was not discovered until nearly a year later.

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