Beijing (AFP) – Beijing on Friday labelled as “irresponsible” reports that Chinese hackers were behind a massive cyber-attack on personal data of millions of current and former US federal employees.
The US government on Thursday said that hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees. Officials told US media that China was suspected.
The incident is the latest in a series of major breaches that have shown the vulnerability of the federal government.
Last year Russian hackers are believed to have accessed unclassified computer systems at the White House and State Department.
Hackers stole information on 100,000 taxpayers from online computers of the US Internal Revenue Service.