The White House was successfully hacked in cyber attack
It’s pretty common for the White House and official government websites to be attacked by hackers. For whatever reason the hacker may have, hacking the government, or even the White House, would be an extremely difficult task, that would bring a lot of bragging rights if accomplished.
Well it appears that someone (or some people) were successful in hacking into the White House network in September. The hack, which appears to have come from Chinese computer servers, breached a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident.
The hack was accomplished using a technique called “spear-phishing” says Huff Post, in which they target victims who have access to sensitive computer networks by sending personalized emails that appear to come from trusted sources. Once the victims click on the bogus attachment or link, the hackers can install malicious software on the PCs to spy on users and steal data. White House officials said that the attack was on an unclassified network, where no data was removed.