Inside Cybersecurity

August 12, 2020

Clapper: China ‘leading suspect’ for OPM hacking

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that China was the “leading suspect” behind the massive hacking of the Office of Personnel Management's information systems.

A senior State Department official told reporters Monday that the Obama administration would address the OPM hacking – which put at risk millions of sensitive federal records – in "direct terms" with Chinese officials during bilateral talks this week.

But Clapper’s comments marked the first time the U.S. government went on record blaming Chinese...

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