Sunday, April 26, 2015

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged.

There is no evidence that the president’s email account itself was hacked, White House officials said. Still, the fact that some of Mr. Obama’s communications were among those retrieved by hackers has been one of the most closely held findings of the inquiry.

The officials said that no classified networks had been compromised, but officials conceded that the unclassified system contains information that is highly sensitive: email exchanges with ambassadors and diplomats, discussions of pending personnel moves and legislation, presidential schedules and, inevitably, some debate about policy.


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