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Reuters: Hackers, backed by a foreign government, Penetrate two of US ministries

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Reuters reported today, Sunday, that the US Treasury and Trade have been exposed to a successful cyber-attack by a group of hackers supported by another country.

Reuters quoted three people familiar with the matter as confirming that the sophisticated hacker group stole data from the Treasury and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the Ministry of Commerce, which is the body responsible for determining the government’s Internet and communications policies.

One person familiar with the matter told the agency that the risk of a successful cyberattack reached a level that required the National Security Council to hold a meeting on the subject at the White House on Saturday.

Reuters sources indicated that there are fears among the American intelligence services about the danger that pirates will use similar methods to infiltrate other government institutions in the United States.

Source: Reuters+ RT

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