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Big US data breaches offer treasure trove for hackers

4m govt staff records may have been compromised in latest attack

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US officials have said on condition of anonymity they believe the hackers are based in China, but Washington has not publicly blamed Beijing.

Washington

A MASSIVE breach of US federal computer networks disclosed last week is the latest in a flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.

The Obama administration on