The U.S. is investigating a massive data breach that exposed personal information on around 4 million federal government workers. China is suspected of having a hand in the attack. This attack is considered as one of the largest thefts of government data ever seen, as per the Wall Street Journal. The attack targeted the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a government agency tasked with hiring and retaining government workers. The same agency was breached last year. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed the breach, saying data from OPM and the Interior Department were compromised at the beginning of last month. The OPM conducts the vast majority of background checks on government employees, and a big question is whether information about intelligence agency workers was exposed. The FBI is investigating to determine which federal agencies were affected, though it could potentially be all of them.
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