Hackers target unclassified White House network

Hackers targeted an unclassified White House network but did not damage any systems, a White House official said Tuesday.

In the course of assessing recent threats, “activity of concern” was found on the unclassified Executive Office of the President network, the official said under condition of anonymity. “Any such activity is something we take very seriously. In this case, we took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity.”

The intrusion, however, led to temporary outages and loss of connectivity for users while cybersecurity teams moved to counter the attack. The disruptions were entirely the result of the measures taken to defend the networks, the official said.

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