It appears as though the FBI might have discovered the person behind the massive US government Office of Personnel data breach. Although the breach happened in 2015, its effects are still be felt, such that the government has decided to possibly extend the identify theft monitoring service that was given to the OPM employees for free. It seems as though data breaches are like a bad nightmare, they keep coming back to haunt us.
In 2015, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported that they had been the target of a data breach that affected the security clearance records of millions of current and former government employees. On August 25, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested one of the people suspected of using the same malware linked to the massive data theft: 36-year old Chinese national Yu Pingan. Pingan, who also goes by the pseudonym “GoldSun,” was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport in connection with attacks against unnamed US companies from 2011 to 2014.