...The agency that allowed hackers linked to China to steal private information about nearly every federal employee — and detailed personal histories of millions with security clearances — failed for years to take basic steps to secure its computer networks, officials acknowledged to Congress on Tuesday. Democrats and Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee spoke in unison to describe their outrage over what they called gross negligence by the Office of Personnel Management....
America’s intelligence leaders have made clear the biggest threat today is cyber and counterintelligence.
Attackers had valid user credentials and run of network, bypassing security.
Great news: OPM outsourced some of its security work to … China http://t.co/QjZrsMYZiX— HotAir.com (@hotairblog) June 17, 2015
Unbelievable: Gov’t Outsourced Database Management to IT Workers With TOTAL ACCESS… in CHINA http://t.co/Thx8Ad2veG— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) June 18, 2015
Trump? Dolezal? Your must read about what really matters: "The OPM Hack Is the Clearest Symbol of the Obama Era" http://t.co/bfIbyf3UE6— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 17, 2015
Outsourced IT to, wait for it....People's Rep of CHINA...Encryption “would not have helped” at OPM, says DHS official http://t.co/7lP9hJUxUz— Andrew Minigutti (@MacGootbone) June 17, 2015
65% of OPM's data was stored on systems not certified as secure. Chinese programmer had full access to system. http://t.co/2LfFKhT6vz— Popehat (@Popehat) June 18, 2015
Obama says he has "full confidence" in his OPM Director, despite the Chinese hack. No one is EVER held accountable. God help us.— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) June 18, 2015
"OPM takes very seriously its responsibility to protect your information." You know what, OPM? I don't think you do. pic.twitter.com/OYRoLsveg5— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 17, 2015
Government database security is just a word for things we outsource to China together.— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 17, 2015
OPM is having trouble tracing scope of the leak bc logs are deleted after 60 days and this happened months ago. http://t.co/XT4a5kMCLL— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 16, 2015
The same government that tracks every keystroke you make & converts your phone audio to text let Russia & China hack its entire OPM system— Noah Wehrman (@NoahWehrman) June 17, 2015
◼ OPM provides human resources, leadership, and support to Federal agencies and helps the Federal workforce achieve their aspirations as they serve the American people. " We're responsible for keeping the government running smoothly — a responsibility that has daily consequences for every citizen.
OPM oversees all policy created to support Federal human resources departments — from classification and qualifications systems to hiring authorities and from performance management to pay, leave, and benefits. Along with making those policies, we are responsible for ensuring they are properly implemented and continue to be correctly carried out.