According to an official of the US intelligence, Chinese hackers have accessed the private emails of “many” top members of the Obama administration. The news was reported by the NBC News which obtained a top secret document demonstrating it. The access to the email has been doing so since at least April 2010, the US intelligence initially codenamed the cyber espionage operation “Dancing Panda,” later it was identified with the name “Legion Amethyst.”
It is important to clarify that government email accounts belonging to the US officials were not hacked, the senior official reported to NBC News that the private emails of “all top national security and trade officials” were targeted.
The news was reported in a top secret document referencing an NSA briefing from 2014. According to the source, the hackers still have access to the personal emails a situation that is warning the officials of the US intelligence.
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