US ambassador to China and high level diplomat in East Asia targeted in recent cyberattack

The U.S. ambassador to China, Nicholas Burns, and the State Department’s Assistant Secretary for East Asia Daniel Kritenbrink’s email accounts were breached by China-based hackers in the massive cyberattack that began in May and was discovered in mid-June, according to U.S. officials familiar with the investigation into the matter.

The hackers are not believed to have gained access to any classified information, but this revelation – which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal – adds to the fallout.

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Source: ABC News