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July 10, 2015 10:31 am

FBI Director: Chinese Hack of OPM System Was ‘Enormous’

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FBI director James Comey. Photo: United Stated Department of Justice

FBI director James Comey. Photo: United Stated Department of Justice

WSJ – Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said Wednesday the White House soon will announce that “millions and millions” of government background investigation records—dating back 20 years—were stolen by hackers who broke into the Office of Personnel Management’s network.

Mr. Comey, describing the theft as an “enormous breach” during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his own personal information was stolen as part of the intrusion, which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said likely was carried out by Chinese hackers. Chinese officials have said they weren’t involved.

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