The State Department will shut down some email systems this weekend to flush out hackers
After months of security breaches, the State Department is taking this weekend to finally flush a group of hackers out of its unclassified email system. ABC’s Justin Fishel is reporting that the infected State Department email servers have been shut down, and will remain shut down throughout the weekend, as part of the larger effort to secure the system. In an official statement obtained by USA Today, officials described the effort as “part of the Department of State’s ongoing effort to ensure the integrity of our unclassified networks against cyber attacks,” and reassured citizens that none of the department’s core classified systems had been compromised.
Source:: The Verge