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Russian hackers read Obama’s emails last year: Report

26 April 2015 12:38

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Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year stole some of President Obama’s email correspondence, a new report says.

Quoting US officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday that the hackers read an undisclosed number of Obama’s emails, forcing officials to meet nearly daily for weeks afterward.

“There is no evidence that the president’s email account itself was hacked, White House officials said. Still, the fact that some of Mr. Obama’s communications were among those retrieved by hackers has been one of the most closely held findings of the inquiry,” the paper said.

Earlier this month, the Obama administration confirmed the hacking incident, but claimed that it did not affect the classified information.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not identify the culprits either, saying “our investigators have concluded that it’s not in our best interests to identify the entity that may be responsible.”

The Times report said on Saturday that the breach had been “far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged.”

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