March attack may have compromised databases in the Office of Personnel Management

Officials say they have traced the attack to China, but cannot confirm government involvement

United States government officials revealed on July 9 that hackers gained access to databases that stored information on tens of thousands of government employees in March. While the extent of the intrusion is not yet known, officials say that the attacks sought to collect information about government employees who had applied for top-secret security clearance, and marks the latest in a string of high profile cyber espionage events with connections to China.

In March of this year, hackers gained access to a multiple databases maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. Authorities were eventually able to detect and block the breach, but have not revealed the volume of information compromised by the attack.

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