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US State Department unclassified email shut down after cyberattack

11/17, 2:23pm

'Activity of concern' detected in same period as White House attack, security updates underway

In late October, the White House was the target of "unusual activity" on unclassified networks, leading to the sweep of internal systems for malware and other nefarious infiltrations. As it turns out, the White House wasn't the only high-profile network hit, as the US State Department detected "activity of concern" around the same time period.

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US State Department embraces Google Chrome

03/02, 11:00am

Chrome now used by government, IE 8 coming soon

In a fairly recent question and answer period during a Town Hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed the government offices will move to Google Chrome. Rather out of place, the question was addressed after a snicker from Clinton and more widespread laughter from the crowd, revealing Chrome was already being installed on government computers as of February 14. Clinton did say Chrome won't work perfectly with some of the government's software, so Internet Explorer will still be accessible.

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