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“E-mail officer of American ministry of Foreign Affairs hacked”

“E-mail officer of American ministry of Foreign Affairs hacked”

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A hacker who himself Johnnie Walker mentions claims to be the personal e-mail account hacked to have a high-ranking official within the American department of Foreign Affairs.

This message website Foreign Policy.

The hacker would Tuesday an e-mail sent, with at least two years of e-conversations of an officer who, in particular, was preoccupied with the relations between the United States and Russia.

The name of the officer is known in Foreign Policy, but at the request of the American ministry of Foreign Affairs not disclosed.

In the e-mails would be under more conversations to be found with several employees of the CIA, the foreign intelligence service of the United States.

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Foreign Policy spoke with multiple sources who were in the by the hacker attached e-mails. One of them said that the officer is probably the most important source is related to knowledge about Russia.

The American ministry of Foreign affairs could be compared to Foreign Policy does not confirm or deny whether the e-mails really are. However, said the ministry that it is aware that attackers focus on the e-mail accounts of high-ranking officials of the country.

According to Foreign Policy, there is no evidence suggesting that the hacker in command of Russia worked, but according to various experts would be plausible, in part due to activities of the target.

There are in the United States are currently several investigations into the alleged involvement of Russia in the presidential election from the end of last year.

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