Personal data of employees of the US Department of State fell into the hands of cybercriminals

The information has leaked as a result of hacking email department.

Unknown attackers cracked the US Department of State’s un-secret e-mail system and got access to a small number of departmental employees, the Politico newspaper reported.

According to a notice sent on September 7 for employees, which the journalists managed to get acquainted with, the incident “affected less than 1% of employees’ mailboxes”. As noted, the classified mail system of compromise has not been subjected.

Currently, the State Department conducts an investigation of the incident and assesses the extent of the problem. It was possible to identify the intruders behind the burglary, the sources of the publication did not disclose.

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