(THE HILL) — Hackers are still inside the State Department’s networks, three months after the agency confirmed a breach of its unclassified email system, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The State Department in November took its email system offline for a few days in November after discovering a breach. Officials said the incident was connected to a breach of the White House’s unclassified network. Russian hackers were suspected in both incidents.
But months after the department said its email system was back up and running with extra security measures, hackers are apparently still roaming around. Additionally, every time investigators block one of the cyberattackers’ intrusion methods, they alter it and try to slip past the agency’s defenses again.
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As a result, it’s not clear what type of data, and how much of it, the digital invaders have made off with.