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Pentagon Email Network Taken Offline Due To Suspicious Activity

July 30, 2015

Over the weekend the unclassified email network used by Army General Martin Dempsey and members of the Joint staff was taken offline due to suspicious activity.

It’s unclear at this point what the suspicious activity was but clearly any infiltration into the communications of our military’s top officials is an area of extreme concern.


Army Lieutenant Colonel Valerie Henderson told the press that the network was taken offline by military officials as a precaution, not by a third party.

She went on to say on Tuesday:

“We continue to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks across our networks, with those goals in mind, we have taken the Joint Staff network down and continue to investigate.”

We will continue to keep you updated as more info becomes available.


From Reuters:

An unclassified email network used by Army General Martin Dempsey and other members of the U.S. military’s Joint Staff has been taken off line because of suspicious activity, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Army Lieutenant Colonel Valerie Henderson said the unclassified email network for all users on the Joint Staff was taken offline by the Defense Department because of suspicious activity noted over the weekend and is “currently down.”

Read more at Reuters

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