8/22, 12:33 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US State Department hacked - report

The United States State Department has been hacked, with the US Department of Defense's Cyber Command issuing a notification of a possible "serious breach."

According to a Fox News journalist, the breach is believed to have occurred a couple of weeks ago. At the moment, the report indicates that the only thing that is certain is that the Afghanistan evacuation efforts have not been affected by the hack, but the extent of the hack and any other operational risks attributed to it are currently unknown.

Furthermore, a State Department spokesperson told the reporter that the Department cannot talk about the scope of the reported breach due to "security reasons." Lastly, the spokesperson asserted that the Department "takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard its information and continuously takes steps to ensure information is protected."

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