In the United States, hackers have stolen personal information of more than 4 million employees of US federal agencies.
Security services of the USA might have fallen victims of the latest hacker attack as well. However, the FBI said that the hackers failed to get to the data about illegal immigrants working for the United States. Nevertheless, the hackers have obtained information about the financial status of civil servants and their bank accounts.
Reportedly, the attack came from China, as unnamed "informed sources" said. This was confirmed by member of the Senate Committee on Intelligence Susan Collins.Yet, a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Washington denied the involvement of his country in the cyber attack.
For the time being, US special services try to find out the reason why Einstein intellectual system had not identified the hacking of the database during the attack.
The number of those who suffered from the attack remains unknown as well.