The US government is badly leaking data. And China, the prime suspect in the latest data breach, isn't helping.
The most recent victim of a massive data breach is the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal agency responsible for vetting about 90 percent of the people for working in the federal government.
The federal agency said Thursday its systems were breached in April
That vetting data is reportedly safe, said officials, but performance reviews and job assignments data may have been taken.
While the federal agency has been in the process of upgrading its systems in the past year in an effort to get ahead of any breach, it didn't come soon enough. A statement from the OPM said that the stolen data had "predated the adoption of these security controls."
But officials are already ready to pin the blame for what they are saying may not only be just the biggest breach of government data in recent years -- but perhaps ever.