The US State Department is serious about protecting information, and representatives of the department do not intend now to discuss any specific alleged incidents in the field of cybersecurity. This was announced by TASS on Saturday in the press service of the American Foreign Ministry.
“The Department of State takes its obligations to protect information seriously and is constantly taking steps to ensure the security of data,” the department replied to a request to confirm the report of an alleged cyberattack against the computer systems of the State Department. “For security reasons, we cannot discuss the nature and extent of any alleged cybersecurity incident. “
Earlier on Saturday, Fox News journalist Jackie Heinrick tweeted that the US State Department had been hacked about two weeks ago. According to her, the notification of a potentially serious hack came from the Cyber Command of the US Armed Forces. Its representatives have not yet responded to a TASS request.