When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a U.S. security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government.
The disclosure last week that hackers had penetrated a database containing such intimate and possibly damaging facts about millions of government and private employees has shaken Washington.
The hacking of the White House Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could provide a treasure trove for foreign spies.
If its on-line, the Bad Guys can read it. Let that be a lesson to you all. Your bank and medical records are not secure, your tax records are not secure, your phone is not secure, even the US government is not secure. Meaning all those NSA files containing every phone call ever made from about 1985 on... is not secure.