U.S. State Department Reportedly Hit By Cyber Attack

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 23, 2021 05:00 am PST

BACKGROUND:

The U.S. State Department was recently hit by a cyber-attack and notifications of a “possible serious breach” were issued, according to a series of tweets by Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich. It’s unclear when the breach was discovered, but it’s believed to have happened a couple of weeks ago. The Department of Defense’s Cyber Command made the notifications, Heinrich said. “The Department takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard its information and continuously takes steps to ensure information is protected,” a State Department spokesperson said in a statement. “For security reasons, we are not in a position to discuss the nature or scope of any alleged cybersecurity incidents at this time.”