State Department email system shut down after hacker attack

Reports from Associated Press reveal that the State Department has closed down its email system following a security attack. The news comes after the details of a hack attack on the White House in October were made public. It seems that the email State Department’s unclassified email system was attacked at the same time, and technicians are currently working to repair the damage.

It was suggested that last month’s White House hack was linked to Russia, but it is not yet clear whether the attack on the email system is part of the same security breach. The email closure is described as “unprecedented”, but officials insist that classified data systems have not been affected.