US State Department reportedly hit by cyberattack in recent weeks—impact seems to be minimal, report says

United States’ Secretary of State Anthony Blinken walked out after speaking on refugee programs for Afghans who have assisted the United States during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC.

According to a Fox News reporter this past Sunday, the US State Department has been hit by a cyber attack and notifications of a potentially serious breach have been made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command. A well trusted source reached out to Reuters explaining that the United States’ State Department had not experienced any interruptions, nor were their day to day operations interrupted in any way.

“Fox News reported that the breach allegedly took place weeks ago. It is not known when it was first discovered, according to the reporter’s tweet thread. The extent of the breach and whether or not there is an ongoing risk to the operations are also unclear”, according to The Bharat Express News.

While not good, the disruption also didn’t affect the work Americans are doing to rescue Allied Refugees in Afghanistan. The spokesperson failed to give many further details on the attack. “For security reasons, we are unable to discuss the nature or scope of any suspected cybersecurity incident at this time,” the spokesperson said.



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Ethan Finn lives just outside of Sacramento in California. He was involved in Boy Scouts for most of his life and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in January of 2019. A passion for politics prompted him and his friend to start an Instagram page all about politics during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—@conservative.outlet. Ethan finds it fascinating to be a part of the journalistic side of news as opposed to always being just a reader.

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