Sunday, November 16, 2014

BREACH: U.S. State Department Hacked - Unclass Network Shut Down via OSINT-X Newswires

Unclassified Email Network Shut Down For Security Reasons

The U.S. State Department has temporarily shut down its entire unclassified email network because of a suspected hacker attack. While no classified information appears to have been taken, officials told the Associated Press “activity of concern” was detected at around the same time a White House data breach was reported in October.

The email shut down was part of a scheduled downtime meant to give technicians access to the system so they could make any necessary security updates. The unnamed official told the AP that the State Department's network is expected to be operating normally again when the updates are completed on Monday or Tuesday.

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