White House hit by “sustained” cyber attack, hackers breach unclassified network

According to media reports, IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after an unclassified Executive Office of the President (EOP) computer network was breached.

Defensive measures taken by the White House’s cybersecurity team to contain the intrusion have resulted in temporary disruption for some services, according to internal memos leaked to the press.

Reports in the Washington Post and Huffington Post share limited details of the alleged attack, and point out that anonymous White House sources are keen to emphasise that there is no evidence that the White House’s ….

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