White House Hacked? Suspicious ‘Activity Of Concern’ On Network Used By Executive Office Of The President

It appears that hackers were able to breach the White House’s unclassified computer network, used by employees of the Executive Office of the President, according to anonymous White House officials. The breach has led to temporary disruptions to some of the services as cybersecurity teams work to contain the incursion.

"In the course of assessing recent threats we identified activity of concern on the unclassified EOP network,” said a White House official. “Any such activity is something that we take very seriously. In this case we took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity.”

The official continued, “Our actions are ongoing and some of our actions have resulted in temporary outages and loss of connectivity for some EOP users."

No group has claimed responsibility for the breach although one official, who spoke to The Washington Post, claimed that hackers working for the Russian government were responsible.

Meanwhile, according to a second administration official that spoke to Reuters, no classified networks have been affected.

No official statement has been issued confirming the breach.