The entire national security system could be compromised by the massive hack on the Office of Personnel Management. It could go beyond identity theft. The way we protect our country could be completely busted wide open.
I told you about the recent Office of Personnel Management hack that left over 21 million United States citizens' confidential files open to Chinese hackers. Now that information could be turned against politicians, law enforcement and everyday citizens for years to come.
Hackers can use the information and the way the information was gathered to plan and execute the next massive cyberattack.
“It’s the digital equivalent of Pearl Harbor,” an expert told Fox News. “Because people don’t see the carnage, they don’t recognize that this is the equivalent of an act of war. This is about espionage—Cold War tactics in the modern digital age.”
In response to the massive OPM hack, the government is working to supply those affected with resources such as call centers, online support sites and other helpful tools. Obviously finding the time and funding to create these resources takes time, but others see this as a major downfall.
Another expert told Fox, “I honestly think the government is paralyzed. They don’t know what to do.” And according to some other experts who spoke to Fox, the next attack is right around the corner. This time the Executive Office or Social Security Office could be the main target, and an attack like that could be devastating.
Luckily, there are measures you can take to protect yourself from any future cyber attack. Click here to read the Komando article on how to prepare for the next big hack. You'll thank yourself later!