Obama admin confident that Chinese government is behind hack

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million Big Data current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. One sign: None of the data has been credibly offered for sale on underground markets popular among professional identity thieves.

Investigators inside U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, using secret "beacons" employed across the Internet, have