White House confirms cyber-attack on ‘unclassified’ system

The White House has confirmed it was the target of a cyber-attack but says the breach hit an unclassified network.An unnamed administration official told US media that there was no indication any data had been removed.The conservative Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that hackers linked to the Chinese government had breached the White House Military Office.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19794745Also see:White House Confirms Spear-Phishing Attack
The White House has confirmed that a spear-phishing attack struck an unclassified network in its environment, but says the affected system was identified and isolated.The revelation came following a report Sunday by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online newspaper. According to the report, hackers broke into a system used by the White House Military Office, which provides military support for White House functions and includes units such as the Presidential Airlift Group and the White House Communications Agency. The attack reportedly occurred last month.
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