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Russian hackers hit the White House

Russian hackers hit the White House
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Hackers breached the White House's "unclassified" computer networks at some point over the past few weeks. Intelligence agencies suspect the hack to have originated from somewhere in Russia.

Before I bring you a little deeper into this story, I want to assure you that this doesn't put the U.S. anywhere near DEFCON Four high alert status.

Hackers were only able to breach the unclassified network, which means that they couldn't get their hands on anything that intelligence officials wanted to keep secret.

All that the hackers really managed to do was to disrupt "regular services," according to an anonymous source who spoke with the Washington Post. While the hack originated from Russia, the White House official said that no one is pointing the finger quite yet:

Certainly a variety of actors find our networks to be attractive targets and seek access to sensitive information. We are still assessing the activity of concern.

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