China denies role in recent OPM security hack

Stuart Leavenworth reports:

 China on Friday rejected claims by unnamed U.S. officials that its agents hacked federal government computers, compromising the personal data of at least 4 million current and former federal employees.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei called the allegations “irresponsible” and urged U.S. officials to step up cooperation on stopping hacking, a problem both countries share, he said.

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