Cyberattack on U.S. Treasury by foreign government


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WASHINGTON – The Trump administration acknowledged reports on Sunday that a group backed by a foreign government carried out a cyberattack on the U.S. Treasury Department and a section of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“The United States government is aware of these reports and we are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to this situation,” National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot wrote in an emailed statement to CNBC.

The hack was first reported by Reuters.

The hackers are suspected of targeting the Treasury Department as well as the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and…


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