White House confirms cyber-attack on secure network
Cybersecurity is a big issue for governments lately, for it seems the number of people trying to gain access is on the increase. The White House is the latest victim in a long list of governmental institutions to receive attention, after a cyberattack on Sunday.
The Washington Free Beacon suggested that the hackers could have been attacking from inside China. The hackers gained access through “spear phishing”, which is a method of email spoofing that sometimes yields results. This is one of those times.
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