Suspected Russian hackers stole 1000’s of State Department officers’ emails final yr, in accordance with two Congressional sources conversant in the intrusion, within the second identified Kremlin-backed breach on the division’s electronic mail server in underneath a decade.
The hackers accessed emails within the division’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the congressional sources mentioned. It doesn’t seem at this level that the labeled community was accessed, a 3rd official mentioned.
It isn’t clear whether or not the theft of State Department emails was half of the SolarWinds espionage marketing campaign, by which Russian hackers burrowed into federal and personal sector networks by exploiting a bit of software program — developed by the IT firm SolarWinds — that’s used throughout the federal government and personal sector. The State Department used SolarWinds software program and was uncovered in that breach, according to The Washington Post.
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