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OPM Hackers Used Marvel Superhero Nicknames to Hide Their Tracks

Chinese hackers have a trolly sense of humor.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.16
News

FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

A confidential FBI alert shows that government hackers are still roaming through US government networks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.4.16
security

OPM Left Internal System Vulnerable to a Known Attack for Weeks

But the agency fixed the issue after Motherboard reported it.
Joseph Cox
3.16.16
Power

No One Trusts OPM Not to Get Hacked Again

After a hack exposed sensitive employee information, the government is stepping up its protection of its background checks.
Kate Conger
1.24.16
tech

The Sweeping OPM Hack Also Compromised White House Journalists

Six months later, the story of the OPM hack keeps getting worse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.15
china

China Arrested Suspected OPM Hackers Three Months Ago

A promising signal of things to come?
Joseph Cox and Yiwei Tian
12.3.15
News

Chinese Media Says Criminals Hacked OPM, Not Government Spies

That's the result of an "investigation," according to state media Xinhua.
Joseph Cox
12.2.15
Opinion

Stealing Fingerprints

For the rest of their lives, 5.6 million US government employees need to remember that someone, somewhere, has their fingerprints.
Bruce Schneier
9.29.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Whoops, Turns Out Hackers Stole 5.6 Million People's Fingerprints from the Government

China vehemently denies that its hackers were behind the breach.
Drew Millard
9.23.15
News

Whoops: OPM Says Hackers Stole 5.6 Million Fingerprints, Not 1.1 Million

The hack that keeps getting worse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.23.15
News

Hacked US Govt Agency's Security Is So Bad It's Returned to Pen and Paper

After shutting down its security clearance application system, OPM goes old-style.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.15
hackers

Is Hacked Government Personnel Data Being Sold on the Dark Web? Well, Not Yet

There is no real evidence that data from the massive breach at the Office of Personnel Management is being sold. That hasn't stopped people from saying so.
Joseph Cox
7.1.15
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