Sep 17, 2018 - Technology

State Department emails have been breached

Mike Pompeo looks surprised.
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Earlier this month the State Department’s unclassified email system was breached exposing some employees' personal identifying information, Politico reports and Axios can confirm. State is now offering free credit monitoring services for three years, a department spokesperson emails.

Why it matters: The agency has recently been under fire for its lax cybersecurity controls. Earlier this month, lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo grilling him on why the agency hadn’t adopted multi-factor authentication.

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