The incompetence of the U.S. government in allowing the records of millions of federal workers to be hacked and stolen is simply staggering. Fox News reports that according to private security firm CrowdStrike’s founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, the Chinese are compiling a massive ‘Facebook’ like database on American federal government employees for use in espionage and blackmail.
The data was stolen from high profile attacks against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as intrusions into the Anthem and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield health insurance networks. “That can now be used to embarrass you publicly and force you to work for the Chinese government,” Alperovitch says. “It’s, in effect, a private version of Facebook with much more detail about your life than even Facebook has that the Chinese now have access to.” FULL REPORT