October 28, 2014
According to reports, the Executive Office of the President has suffered a cyber security breach.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say who might have been responsible for the activity on what was described as an unclassified computer network used by employees of the Executive Office of the President.
"In the course of assessing recent threats we identified activity of concern on the unclassified EOP network. Any such activity is something that we take very seriously. In this case we took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity," the official said.
It is unclear exactly when the attack took place.
The EOP and the White House and its staff face cyber security threats every day, while most are unsuccesful.
In 2011, a phishing hack on the White House took place from a China based hacking group. The hack targeted administration officials in the White House through their gmail accounts.
Ironically, a story was published just yesterday about the mysterious hacking of a former CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkisson. Sharyl, who at the time of the attack was an ardent opponent of the Obama Administration, released a report on Benghazi. The attackers, were officials within the White House acccording to two experts she hired to analyze the situation.