US Treasury Breached By ‘Sophisticated Hacking Group’ Backed By Foreign Government
Breaking from Reuters.
A “sophisticated hacking group” backed by a foreign government has reportedly infiltrated the Department of Treasury’s systems and stolen information related to internet and telecommunications policymaking.
“The United States government is aware of these reports, and we are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to this situation,” National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot told the Washington Examiner.
Intelligence officials are reportedly concerned that hackers used similar means to break into other government agencies, as originally reported by Reuters. As a result of the hack, the National Security Council held a meeting at the White House on Sunday.
The incident comes weeks after President Trump fired Chris Krebs, who headed the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency. His role has not been filled.
0censor News has reached out to the Treasury Department for comment, they have not returned any calls.
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