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September 30, 2015

Real World Costs Of OPM Hack Starting To Trickle Out

Well, at least it's not like it's important we have intelligence assets in China or anything.

The CIA pulled a number of officers from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure in the wake of the massive cybertheft of the personal data of federal employees, current and former U.S. officials said.

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Because the OPM records contained the background checks of State Department employees, officials privately said the Chinese could have compared those records with the list of embassy personnel. Anybody not on that list could be a CIA officer.

The CIA's move was meant to safeguard officers whose agency affiliation might be discovered as a result of the hack, said officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

Of course China would never share that kind of information with others in hopes of hampering the agents ability to be stationed anywhere.

Strangely enough, this whole mess doesn't seem to be getting as much attention as Valerie Plame did. Funny how the media is so selective about when they gin up outrage.


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