Massive Breach Of Government System Linked To Health Data Thefts
Personal information on as many as 4 million current and former federal employees may have been compromised in the latest cyberattack, believed to have been carried out by hackers based in China. An earlier government computer break-in was linked to attacks on insurer Anthem Inc. and health care services provider Premera Blue Cross.
Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove For Hackers
A massive breach of U.S. federal computer networks disclosed this week is the latest in a flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers. The Obama administration on Thursday disclosed the breach of computer systems at the Office of Personnel Management and said the records of up to 4 million current and former federal employees may have been compromised. (Shalal, 6/7)
U.S. Government Data Hack Linked To Anthem Breach
The personal data of as many as four million U.S. government workers has been stolen by hackers, in a breach that is linked to an earlier theft of information from health-care companies directed out of China. Bloomberg’s Michael Riley reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (6/5)