Friday, June 19, 2015

Fire Every Government Worker Compromised By the OPM Hack

The OPM hack should be used to clean out the State Department, DoD and other national security related agencies. Not only for the incompetents directly involved, but in order to clear the decks for a complete overhaul. The only uncompromised government workers don't currently work for the U.S. government, they have to be hired.

A consultant who did some work with a company contracted by OPM to manage personnel records for a number of agencies told Ars that he found the Unix systems administrator for the project “was in Argentina and his co-worker was physically located in the [People’s Republic of China]. Both had direct access to every row of data in every database: they were root. Another team that worked with these databases had at its head two team members with PRC passports. I know that because I challenged them personally and revoked their privileges. From my perspective, OPM compromised this information more than three years ago and my take on the current breach is ‘so what’s new?'”

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