Encryption useless when OPM hires foreign contractors

“You’ve reached the IT Help Desk. How can I help you today?” Who needs to hack into a system when you are given the keys to the front door? Let’s cut to the chase of this Ars Technica article and highlight this info towards the end: Some of the contractors that have helped OPM with managing internal […]

Officials: Chinese had access to U.S. security clearance data for one year

(Washington Post) The recently disclosed breach of the Office of Personnel Management’s security-clearance computer system took place a year ago, giving Chinese government intruders access to sensitive data for a year, according to new information. The considerable lag time between breach and discovery means that the adversary had more time to pull off a cyber-heist of […]