Russia accused attacked the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) via the internet. It is the United States government announced. Based on the findings, Russia allegedly using sophisticated technology to penetrate the e-mail system combined staff in the Defense Department. Hacking allegedly occurred on 25 July.
As a result, the data of 4,000 military personnel and government staff working in the combined otherwise been hijacked.
According to some sources, the Russian cyber attacks rely on an automated system that collects a lot of data in a matter of minutes. The data is then distributed in an instant to thousands of accounts on the internet.
The hackers are believed to use a sophisticated system coordinated through the accounts encrypted on social media. Until now, the US government could not confirm whether this is the act of hacking government institutions or individuals.
However, the government believes oknumnya related to the Russian government. “It is clear that this action of an individual in the government (Russia),” said representatives of the US government.
The US government also confirmed that is hacked e-mail account that is not classified as secret. While accounts untouched confidential at all.
Currently the US government continues to investigate the hacking path and who were behind the hacking. To that end, all e-mail systems that are victims temporarily disabled. The plan the system will resume operation at the beginning of next week.