US State Dept Hacked; Extent of Damage Unknown

The United States Department of State (DOS) has been the victim of a cyberattack while its perpetrators and damage it caused are still unknown.

The US Department of Defense Cyber Command reportedly warned the DOS of the attack but no further details were released. 

Fox News journalist Jackie Heinrich said on her Twitter account that a source told her that the discovery of the breach supposedly happened a few weeks ago. 

The unnamed source added that the DOS evacuations in Afghanistan remain unaffected. 

The DOS did not confirm or deny the breach and said that they are not “in a position to discuss the nature or scope of any alleged cybersecurity incidents at this time.”

“The Department takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard its information and continuously takes steps to ensure information is protected,” said a DOS spokesperson. 

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