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By The Way, Russia Hacked The Pentagon

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I realize this has nothing to do with Cecil the Lion or Donald Trump or black lives mattering, but it’s an interesting little tidbit anyway.

Courtney Kube and Jim Miklaszewski, CNBC:

U.S. officials tell NBC News that Russia launched a “sophisticated cyberattack” against the Pentagon’s Joint Staff unclassified email system, which has been shut down and taken offline for nearly two weeks. According to the officials, the “sophisticated cyber intrusion” occurred sometime around July 25 and affected some 4,000 military and civilian personnel who work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

The officials say its not clear whether the attack was sanctioned by the Russian government or conducted by individuals. But, given the scope of the attack, “It was clearly the work of a state actor,” the officials say.