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. Theyre the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now theyre 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 governments most highly classified secrets.
Oh well, that’s good to know.