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June 12, 2015

SECOND HACK STEALS SENSIITVE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF 2.9 MILLION MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS SEEKING SECURITY CLEARANCES

And fourteen million were exposed in the first hack, the one originally claimed to have merely (ahem) exposed 4.7 million.

Obama's as angry as anyone about this!

AP's Ken Dillian and Ted Bridis:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several U.S. officials say hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel seeking security clearances. The break is the second cyberbreach of federal records revealed in a week and could dramatically compound the potential damage.

The forms believed accessed, known as Standard Form 86, require applicants to fill out deeply personal information about mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, past arrests and bankruptcies. They also require the listing of contacts and relatives, potentially exposing any foreign relatives of U.S. intelligence employees to coercion. The applicant's Social Security number and that of his or her cohabitant are required.

The officials declined to be quoted by name because the details are classified.

The Office of Personnel Management had no immediate comment.

Correction: I confused two numbers. The original AP article was very brief; now they've added more.

The fourteen million figure refers to the number exposed in the first hack.

The second hack exposed 2.9 million more:

Nearly all of the millions of security clearance holders, including CIA, National Security Agency and military special operations personnel, are potentially exposed in the security clearance breach, the officials said. More than 2.9 million people had been investigated for a security clearance as of October 2014, according to government records.

In the hack of standard personnel records announced last week, two people briefed on the investigation disclosed Friday that as many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees have had their information exposed to hackers, a far higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed.

I sure hope Obama enjoys the shit out of his Golf and Sports Center this weekend. God knows, he's deserved it.

He's like James Brown -- he just works too hard for us. His stagehands have to guide him off the stage, because otherwise he'd give us So Much Show it would give him a heart attack.

Oh, by the way, the Administration is being as candid as usual with you:


With a side of You Didn't Build That:


UPDATE: OBAMA'S ANGER LEVEL RAISED

The White House press office reports that the President's level of feigned anger has been raised from "rootin' tootin' angry" to "shitting dynamite pissed."

Update:


Just an attack on the American mainland, really.

No one's afraid of President Powder Puff Girl, are they?






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