White House officials believe hackers who gained access to their computer network may be the same ones who broke into the State Department’s system, CNN reported.
The White House has been hacked and investigators think they know how, according to unnamed officials in a CNN report.
In November, hackers are said to have breached the U.S. State Department’sunclassified email system. A month later, “suspicious cyber activity” was noticed on a White House computer network, Reuters said. Now it appears as though these same hackers used the State Department cyber intrusion—which has been ongoing despite the department’s best efforts to block and wipe it—as a beachhead to gain entry into the White House’s computer systems.
White House deputy national security advisor—and Fortune 40 under 40 alum—Ben Rhodes told Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” that the White House has separate networks: one classified, one unclassified. Hackers appear only to have breached the unclassified one, CNN reported. As Rhodes told Blitzer:
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