China hackers gain access to sex secrets

Suspected Chinese hackers have gained access to the most intimate sexual secrets of millions of US government workers following this month’s cyber-raid on US government personnel records, security sources have claimed.

The intensely personal data, collected as part of awarding security clearances, was among the vast trove of information extracted by hackers who obtained records of up to 18 million current, former and prospective US Government employees earlier this year.

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management was only detected after a cyber-security company came to demonstrate a product and detected irregularities in the department’s computer systems.