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NBC: Pentagon Spots Cyber Attack on Joint Chiefs of Staff Email System

CyberCrimeKeyboardThe Defense Department has detected a cyber attack on the unclassified email system of its Joint Chiefs of Staff believed to originate from Russia, NBC News reported Thursday.

Courtney Kube and Jim Miklaszewski write the email infrastructure was shut down following detection of the attack in late July.

The Pentagon said Russian hackers perpetrated the attack using social media platforms, targeting nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel,  according to the report.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff email system is scheduled to resume operation on Thursday, CBS News reports.

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