Federal agency hit by Chinese hackers, around 4 million employees affected

The Office of Personnel Management, the government agency that manages federal employees, announced Thursday that its network was breached in December 2014, potentially compromising the personal records of approximately 4 million former and current employees.

The Washington Post, citing unnamed government officials, reported that the attack originated from “Chinese hackers,” and was the “second major intrusion of the agency by China in less than a year.”

As the agency wrote in a statement:

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