50 Shades Of Hacking

Infidelity. Satanic rituals. Sexual fetishes and obsessions. Drug abuse. Sado masochism. Blackmail. Sex acts involving small furry animals. Sniffing bicycle seats. Visiting brothels where clients can dress as Disney characters. They’re the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now they’re in the hands of foreign hackers.

The theft of US government workers personal data has already being described as the worst hack of the U.S. government in history, and it just got much worse.

A senior U.S. official has confirmed that foreign hackers compromised the intimate personal details of an untold number of government workers. Due to the US Government being even more obsessed with spying on its own emplyess than on American citizens or even the leaders of friendly European nations, data stolen by allegedly Chinese hackers probably included information about workers’ sexual partners, drug and alcohol abuse, debts, gambling compulsions, marital troubles, and any criminal activity.

Those details, which are now assumed to be in the hands of Chinese spies, are found in the so-called “adjudication information” that U.S. investigators compile on government employees and contractors who are applying for security clearances. The exposure suggests that the massive computer breach at the Office of Personnel Management is more significant and potentially damaging to national security than officials have previously said.

Three former U.S. intelligence officials told The Daily Beast that the adjudication information would effectively provide dossiers on current and former government employees, as well as contractors. It gives foreign intelligence agencies an easy reference point for identifying the vulnerabilities of people with access to the government’s most highly classified secrets.

Oh well, that’s good to know.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “50 Shades Of Hacking

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s