Reports: China-linked hackers expose sensitive US military and intelligence data

US officials say hackers widely thought to be linked with China have accessed sensitive data on intelligence and military personnel. The information hacked is said to contain deeply personal employee details.

The officials said information on millions of US security-clearance holders, including from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA) and military special operations, had possibly been exposed in a second cyberattack, according to reports by The Washington Post and The Associated Press.

The White House said it could not confirm this. The reports said information on as many as 14 million current and former US government employees had been compromised in a second hacking attack at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which handles security clearances and background checks on government employees.
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