Hacked: Don’t Practice what you Preach
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered what appears to be one of the largest breaches of information ever on U.S. government workers. The office handles employee records and security clearances. The personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees was hacked, and investigators are probing whether the culprits were based in China, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The breach was linked to earlier thefts of healthcare records from Anthem Inc. and Premera Blue Cross.
And the hits just keep on coming, this is coming from the heart. The Federal Government was hacked and lost four Million Records. Many accounts blame the Chinese Government. But nobody really knows.
The thing is that I am not surprised and you know who I blame. I blame the people that are running the security at the Office of Personnel Management for being hacked
I am not sure how things are run over there, but I’ll bet the guys with the responsibility for security probably outsourced to some Beltway Bandit. They probably didn’t want to get their hands dirty and probably didn’t properly supervise or do any real due diligence.
I have know way of knowing what happened yet, but I have seen the way the Federal Government works and I couldn’t be any less surprised that this happened.