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State Department confirms breach of unclassified email system

September 19, 2018

The U.S. State Department confirmed it suffered a data breach that exposed employee data; the breach affected the State Department’s unclassified email system.

It’s not like the agency suddenly decided to tell the public about the breach, though. The incident came to light only after Politico got hold of a Sept. 7, 2018, “Sensitive but Unclassified” notice about the breach.

After a State Department spokesperson confirmed the compromise of its email system, Politico was told, “This is an ongoing investigation, and we are working with partner agencies, as well as the private sector service provider, to conduct a full assessment.”

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