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Scary hack at U.S. State Department and its dramatic response

Scary hack at U.S. State Department and its dramatic response
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Hackers have been attacking government services recently. What looks to be an organized hacker team has been targeting non-essential government services like the National Weather Service and the U.S. Postal Service.

If you don't remember from last week's reporting, the finger of blame was pointed toward China, who fervently denied the claim.

Now, the State Department reports that some of its email servers were hacked. This is obviously a concern as The State Department keeps some of our country's most sensitive secrets. However, the agency reports that only unclassified servers were attacked.

While the Weather Service's response was to attempt to cover up the hack, the State Department decided to shut down all non-confidential level emails entirely. The State Department claims that it will have its emails back up after updating its security protocols.

Out of all of the major hacks that have occurred recently, the State Department's quick reaction time seems to be the most effective. If hackers are still peeping in on government email servers, then they won't be able to snoop in on any communications until security is fixed.

Next page: When did the State Department hack begin?
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