Fourth Recent Cyber Attack Targets State Department
The State Department's unclassified email network was targeted by hackers recently, raising questions about the strength of U.S. cyber security.By Ben Lawson | November 17, 2014
The U.S. State Department has announced an attack on its computer systems — the fourth time in recent weeks a government system has been hacked. The breach was in the department's unclassified email network, which was temporarily shut down to update security.
It's not clear what the hackers may have gained from the hack, or the attacks on the other three government computer sytems for that matter.
The State Department hack coincided with the breach of one of the White House systems last month, which also resulted in a shutdown of communications systems.