[ISN] Russian hackers used State Dept. systems to Phish White House staffers

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2907122/data-protection/russian-hackers-used-state-dept-systems-to-phish-white-house-staffers.html By Steve Ragan CSO Apr 7, 2015 U.S. officials, who have been briefed on the investigation so far, have told CNN that Russian hackers used their access after compromising the U.S. State Department to target sensitive information on the unclassified White House network. Last October, a White House official told Reuters that suspicious activity had been detected on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network. The incident was blamed for an outage on the EOP network a week prior to the story breaking, somewhat aligning with statements given to the Washington Post by officials who noted that the problems on the unclassified network were caused by hackers out of Russia. CNN’s story however, adds new details to the previous coverage. While the blame is still centered on actors out of Russia, the unclassified network that was breached held sensitive information the hackers are said to have had access to, including real-time non-public details of the president’s schedule. […]