Hackers Breach White House Computer System, Russia Suspected
Washington (AFP) – The White House’s unclassified computer network was recently breached by intruders, a US official said Tuesday, with The Washington Post newspaper reporting that the Russian government was thought to be behind the act.
“In the course of assessing recent threats, we identified activity of concern on the unclassified EOP network,” said the White House official, speaking on condition of not being named.
“Any such activity is something we take very seriously. In this case, we took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity.”
The Washington Post quoted sources as saying hackers believed to be working for the Russian government were believed to be responsible.
The hackers entered the US presidential mansion’s unclassified computer network in recent weeks, the Post quotes the sources as saying.