A Russian cyberattack around July 25 against the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff's email has resulted in the mail system being offline for almost two weeks, US officials told NBC. The attack affected around 4,000 personnel who work for the Joint Chiefs. Although the attack did not result in the loss of any confidential material, the scope of the breach led to the Pentagon shuttering the entirety of the email server until it could be secured (likely by the end of the week).
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.