White House gets hacked; Obama office kept in the dark

Hackers target the White House’s computer system, triggering a temporary power cut at the Oval Office.

Tasnim News Agency on October 29 reported suspicious cyber activity at the White House, saying that the hacking caused a temporary power outage at the office of the US president. The following is the translation of the report:

US media have disclosed that a computer network used by the White House has been hacked and that the cyber-attack has caused a brief power failure at the Executive Office of the President of the United States.

US media outlets quoted a White House official as breaking the news on the cyber-attack.

According to Reuters, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say who might have been responsible for the hacking of what has been described as an unclassified computer network used by the staff of the Executive Office of the President.

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