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Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data On U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances. The hackers gained access to some of the databases of the Office of Personnel Management before the federal authorities detected the threat and blocked them from the network, according to the officials. It is...

Chinese hackers expose US weapon designs: report Chinese hackers expose US weapon designs

Chinese hackers have managed to break into U.S. systems that contained sensitive documentation relating to the design of weaponry. According to a confidential report prepared by the U.S. Defense Science Board for the Pentagon, Chinese infiltrators have managed to expose data relating to the United States’ “most sensitive advanced weapons systems,” reports The Washington Post. Over two dozen weapon system designs were compromised, according to the report. These systems are “critical” to U.S. missile defenses, and...