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State officials have not given many details because of the ongoing investigation, but the Revenue Department says Social Security numbers, credit card information and information from businesses may have been compromised in the attack.


Government orders new austerity measures, cuts

ATHENS — Greece’s government on Wednesday outlined the new austerity measures it intends to take over the next two years, a series of painful spending cuts and tax increases that its international bailout creditors are demanding in exchange for rescue loans.

The country’s finance minister also submitted a revised draft budget for 2013, with figures predicting the debt load will increase sharply as the recession deepens into a sixth straight year.

Unions responded by announcing a 48-hour general strike for next week, when the new measures are expected to be voted on in parliament.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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