Chinese hackers accessed information used for security clearances for U.S. intelligence and military personnel, according the Associated Press. This is the second disclosure of a breach of federal records from the Office of Personnel Management this week. The Standard Form 86 accessed by hackers requires applicants to fill out sensitive personal information including histories of mental illness, past arrests, and previous alcohol or drug use, and Social Security numbers. Information on relatives must also be disclosed, opening up a potential avenue to threaten families of spies. Hackers may have found a way into OPM by exploiting a private government contractor, Keypoint Government Solutions, ABC News reports.
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