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Russian hackers used State Dept. systems to Phish White House staffers

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    U.S. officials, who have been briefed on the investigation so far, have told CNN that Russian hackers used their access after compromising the U.S. State Department to target sensitive information on the unclassified White House network.

    Last October, a White House official told Reuters that suspicious activity had been detected on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network.

    The incident was blamed for an outage on the EOP network a week prior to the story breaking, somewhat aligning with statements given to the Washington Post by officials who noted that the problems on the unclassified network were caused by hackers out of Russia.

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