State Dept. to shut down email system to clean out malware


The U.S. Department of State will shut down its unclassified email system for a short time to clean up malware that may have resided there since late last year.

The State Department said Friday it has scheduled a planned outage of the unclassified email system to make security improvements and to respond to “activity of concern” on the network.

The State Department’s unclassified email system was compromised by a suspected state-sponsored hacking campaign, possibly originating in Russia, according …

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