Another day, another Obama-era American disaster. As Ed Morrissey writes at Hot Air, “Great news: OPM hack started over a year ago, encompasses all federal employees:”
Some on Twitter now call this a “Pearl Harbor” in cyberspace, but that may actually undersell the damage that we now know the US took in the hack on the Office of Personnel Management. On one hand, no one’s been killed; the US lost 2,403 lives and another 1,178 wounded in that battle. Within months or even weeks, the US had repaired much of the damage and went on offense in the eastern Pacific. In this attack, the damage to more than 2 million federal employees is permanent and irreparable — and it had been going on for more than a year before anyone knew (via JeffB from AoSHQDD):
The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be from China moving through government databases undetected for more than a year, sources briefed on the matter told ABC News.
“If [only] they knew the full extent of it,” one U.S. official said about those affected by the intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management’s information systems.
It all started with an initial intrusion into OPM’s systems more than a year ago, and after gaining that initial access the hackers were able to work their way through four different “segments” of OPM’s systems, according to sources.
And once again, a reminder why the DNC-MSM had to utterly destroy Mitt Romney:
That tweet is from a self-described “Senior Project Manager at Oracle,” by the way. Sleep tight, America. (On the other hand, “The government didn’t discover the hack — an outside (private) company discovered it, in demonstrating a product.” Though likely not created by the above guy, one hopes.)
Update: Twitter user “Jimmy Princeton” has been rounding up tweets from those on the left jerked their knees before typing such reactionary clangers as “‘The Chinese are hacking into our computers and stealing our s***!’ Well played, racist old white guy. Well played.” Since some of these tweets may be disappearing soon (hacking, no doubt…), I thought I’d round-up a sample from his Twitter homepage: