U.S. Pulls Spies from China After Hack

Top officials report the U.S. is pulling its spies from China, in the wake of the computer hacking of the office of personnel management. We told you about this story last week. Personal data for more than 21 million people was compromised, including government workers, their families and people who applied for government jobs. Compromised data includes copies of fingerprints for more than five million government employees.

The U.S. has not officially assigned blame for the cyber attack, but some officials suspect Chinese hackers were behind the breach. Officials are particularly concerned that China will be able to use the data to identify U.S. embassy personnel who are actually intelligence agents. They say the removal of U.S. spies is a precautionary measure.

Instructional Links

Timeline: U.S. Spying and Surveillance

http://www.infoplease.com/us/government/spying-surveillance-timeline.html

Website: Central Intelligence Agency, Careers & Internships

https://www.cia.gov/careers

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