China Still Claiming Innocence In Massive Federal Employee Database Hack
The security breach was discovered in April, but actually began back in December of last year. Having gone unnoticed for four months, the hackers responsible were able to sift through personal data belonging to at least four million current and prior government employees. The data isn't classified, but it's still considered sensitive.
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"We have noticed that the U.S. is still investigating, but feels that China is responsible. That is absurd logic," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. "We understand this as showing the U.S. has adopted the presumption of guilt rather than the presumption of innocence."
The information taken includes sensitive data of employees, retirees, contractors, and job applicants. Some reports have the number of people affected to be around 14 million, or 10 million more than originally reported.