Posted 03/13/2015 at 6:54 PM
Posted 2 years ago
The State Department has disabled a part of their email system in light of a potential malware threat by Russian hackers, as reported here.
It’s expected that the system will remain down for the weekend.
“As a part of the Department of State’s ongoing effort to ensure the integrity of our unclassified networks against cyber attacks, the Department is implementing improvements to the security of its main unclassified network during a short, planned outage of some internet-linked systems,” a statement from the department read.
Additionally, “There has been no compromise of any of the Department’s classified systems, nor of our core financial, consular and human resource systems.”