U.S. State Department is shutting down parts of its email system


The U.S. State Department will shut down segments of its unclassified email for a “short, planned outage.”

The agency issued a media advisory that it is implementing improvements to the email’s security system during the outage. No classified information has been compromised, according to the State Department

The reasoning for shutting down the email system at this time remains unclear, but ABC News reporter Justin Fishel tweeted that the shutdown was an attempt to get rid of malware inserted into the system by Russian hackersMashable could not independently confirm that claim. …

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