#CIA pulled officers from #China after govt hack


WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States withdrew several CIA officers from its embassy in Beijing to protect them from being uncovered through a hack of US federal employee records, The Washington Post has reported.Two cyber thefts targeting the US Office of Personnel Management this year have been widely blamed on China. Beijing has denied all involvement.The Washington Post said senior US officials have described the intrusions as spying aimed at identifying agents, potential recruits for espionage or people who could be blackmailed to obtain information. OPM records include background checks of State Department employees, such as embassy staffers.

Source: Flash – CIA pulled officers from China after govt hack: report – France 24