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US House of Representatives bans Yahoo Mail and Google App Engine over malware concerns

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    The IT department of the U.S. House of Representatives has blocked access to Yahoo Mail and the Google App Engine platform due to malware threats.

    On April 30, the House’s Technology Service Desk informed users about an increase in ransomware related emails on third-party email services like Yahoo Mail and Gmail.

    "The House Information Security Office is taking a number of steps to address this specific attack," the Technology Service Desk said in an email obtained and published by Gizmodo. "As part of that effort, we will be blocking access to Yahoo Mail on the House Network until further notice."

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