Hackers Gain Intel on All Federal Employees

A major federal union says the is more damaging than it first appeared, asserting that hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee. The Obama administration had acknowledged that up to 4 million current and former employees are affected by the December cyber breach of Office of Personnel Management data, but it had been vague about exactly what was taken. But J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said in a letter...
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IRS Hack Traced to Russia

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday. The tax agency's criminal unit is leading an investigation into the cyber attack, in which criminals stole information through an online IRS application over the course of four months, and the Treasury Department's inspector general and Department of Homeland Security are also looking into the breach, CNN said. The IRS woul...
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