Massive US Treasury hack compromised ‘dozens of email accounts’


Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) walks to the Senate Floor at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) alleged that hackers may also have stolen essential encryption keys

US Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) alleged late Monday that dozens of email accounts at the US Treasury Department were compromised in the recent wide-ranging espionage campaign against US government agencies perpetrated by powerful hackers.

According to Reuters, Wyden’s office said that Senate Finance Committee staff were briefed that the hack of the Treasury Department appears to have been a significant one, “the full depth of which is not known.”Play Video

Wyden, the most senior Democrat on the committee, said that Microsoft notified the agency that dozens of email accounts had been compromised and that the hackers also penetrated the systems at Treasury’s Departmental Offices division, which is home to its top officials.

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