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US government hack compromised dozens of treasury email accounts, senator says

Breach blamed on Russia saw hackers gain access to systems used by top department officials, says Ron Wyden

Dozens of email accounts at the treasury department were compromised in a massive breach of US government agencies being blamed on Russia, with hackers breaking into systems used by the department’s highest-ranking officials, a senator said Monday after being briefed on the matter.

Senator Ron Wyden, of Oregon, provided new details of the hack following a briefing to the Senate finance committee by the IRS and treasury department.

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