New U.S. 'Secret' Clearance Unit Hires Firm Linked To 2014 Hacks

Posted by HardOCP News 11:58 AM (CDT)

Monday October 03, 2016

Remember the company suspected of being the source of the Office of Personnel Management leak, one of the largest breaches of government data in US history? Well, our government just hired them again. What could possibly go wrong?

A U.S. government bureau set up to do "secret" and "top secret" security clearance investigations has turned for help to a private company whose login credentials were used in hack attacks that looted the personal data of 22 million current and former federal employees, U.S. officials said on Friday.