Latest news coming out from a Washington Post News—Russian government may be behind the hacking of White House computer and networks. From the last one week systems are disrupted by the hacks.
According to the news published by the Washington post, it is not confirmed that any of the private or confidential files have been compromised. Intranet or VPN access was shut off for a period, but the email service was never downed. The breach was discovered two to three weeks ago, after U.S. officials were alerted to it by an unnamed ally.
On a regular basis, there are bad actors out there who are attempting to achieve intrusions into our system,” a White House official told the Post. “This is a constant battle for the government and our sensitive government computer systems, so it’s always a concern for us that individuals are trying to compromise systems and get access to our networks.”
“Our computers and systems have not been damaged, though some elements of the unclassified network have been affected,” the White House said. “The temporary outages and loss of connectivity for our users is solely the result of measures we have taken to defend our networks.”
Right now it has been confirmed by the White House officials that there was a cyber attack on our computers, but none of the disclosure released about the main damage caused to the confidential stuff by the hack.
Security steps have been taken after this hack by the White House officials.