The US State Department could be hacked

Visão geral da Casa Branca, em Washington

or state department America, the country’s foreign affairs agency, recently a . was hit by cyber attack, and according to a Fox News reporter, there were reports of a potentially serious breach by the Defense Department’s Cyber ​​Command.

Fox News journalist Jackie Heinrich said on his Twitter account that it was unclear when the breach was discovered, but it is believed to have happened a few weeks ago.

He said the State Department’s current mission to evacuate American and allied refugees from Afghanistan “has not been impressed.”

Without confirming the incident, a source following the events told the report that the State Department had not experienced any significant disruptions and that none of its operations were affected.

“The Department takes its responsibility for the security of your information seriously and is always taking steps to ensure that the information is secure,” a State Department spokesman said in a statement.

“For the sake of security, we cannot discuss the nature or scope of any alleged cyber security incidents at this time,” he said.

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About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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