CIA Withdrew Officers From US Embassy In Beijing After OPM Breach: Report

Aditya Tejas reports:

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) pulled a number of officers from the American Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure after a massive cyberattack in June compromised the personal data of over 22 million federal employees, according to a report Tuesday.

U.S. officials reportedly said the data breach was conducted by a hostile party to identify spies and other American officials who could be blackmailed to provide information. The records, stolen from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), contain the background checks of State Department employees.

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