U.S. Intelligence Chief Suggests China Behind Personnel Hacking

The top U.S. intelligence official signaled that Chinese hackers were behind the theft of millions of personnel records from the federal government, marking the administration’s most pointed assignment of blame since the breach was announced June 4. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, speaking at a Washington intelligence conference, said China was the “leading suspect” in the attacks, while also adding, “You have to kind of salute the Chinese for what they did,” given the difficulty of the intrusion.