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Hackers Steal Federal Employees’ Sensitive Information

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In the second major hack into the federal government’s network announced this year, hackers were able to sneak into government computers and steal sensitive information on 21 million people. We’re not just talking about a name, social security number and date of birth (although that’s bad enough). The breach resulted in the theft of criminal, health, financial and employment records. Of the 21 million people affected, two million of them weren’t even government employees, but spouses or housemates, even friends of government employees. Read More