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Members Of Congress Are Calling For Obama To Retaliate Against China For Hacking

President Obama is facing pressure to retaliate against the hack that captured personal data on millions of federal employees. Sen. Mark Warner said, “We must deter future attacks by making it clear that the consequences of attacks are not worth hacking into American systems." Warner stopped short of naming China, though numerous unnamed U.S. officials have said Beijing is believed to be behind the attack on the Office of Personnel Management, when hackers breached the data of more than 14 million federal employees, with some believing the hackers may have accessed the personal files of every U.S. federal employee going back decades. While the breach is hardly the first attack attributed to the Chinese government, the size and scope of the attack have left many calling for retaliation.