(WPTZ/CNN-Money) U.S. investigators say the Chinese government is behind a data breach that stole the personnel records of 4 million federal workers. Considering what was stolen from the Office of Personnel Management — details about who has access to the nation's secrets — experts say the Chinese may be trying to improve how they spy on our government. The U.S. Navy's former top cybersecurity commander, retired Captain Mike Walls, expects Chinese spies will use the information to better target specific American employees. […]
…a recognized scholar on Chinese foreign policy, Columbia University associate professor Elizabeth Wishnick, noted that the U.S. government hasn't presented any firm evidence, and this attack comes at an odd time. "It would be odd timing for the Chinese government to perpetrate this type of attack right before the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue which will be held later this month, since U.S. officials would be likely to raise cybersecurity issues there," she said.
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