New U.S. ‘secret’ clearance unit hires firm linked to 2014 hacks

A U.S. government bureau set up to do “secret” and “top secret” security clearance investigations has turned for help to a private company whose login credentials were used in hack attacks that looted the personal data of 22 million current and former federal employees, U.S. officials said on Friday. Its creation was spurred, in part, by the same hacks of the Office of Personnel Management that have been linked to the credentials of KeyPoint, one of four companies hired by the bureau. KeyPoint representatives did not respond to requests for comment sent by email and left on the company CEO’s voice-mail.

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