US State Department confirms: Unclassified staff email boxes hacked

The US State Department has confirmed one of its email systems was attacked, potentially exposing the personal information of some of its employees.

Uncle Sam’s officials said in a statement to The Register on Tuesday that “suspicious activity” in its email system led it to send out warnings to a number of employees whose personal information may have been exposed to network intruders.

However, it didn’t specify exactly what information had been accessed, though it noted that no classified data had been accessed – those documents are transmitted through a separate email system.

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Source: The Register.