"The recently disclosed breach of the Office of Personnel Management’s security-clearance computer system took place a year ago," according to The Washington Post , "giving Chinese government intruders access to sensitive data for a year."
"The compromise of the system was discovered early this month and dates back to June or early July 2014, agency officials said. The network holds a wealth of personal, family and financial details on millions of current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors."
Jack Goldsmith : "Why such a weak and hesitant response to such a colossal intelligence disaster?... this is almost certainly the type of collection we are trying to do, and probably succeeding in doing, against China’s government officials. This is not IP theft; it is government espionage."