Right now, the State Department is taking inquiries by phone only. (Photo: Getty Images)

State Department Can’t Use Email as They Clean Out Russian Malware

But while the State Department denies any foul play, CNN is reporting that the reason for the outage is that Russian hackers have been digging around in the State Department’s email for the better part of the last year. At least someone has access to those emails.

As for the outage, it was estimated that it might last through the weekend, but the security team is still piecing Humpty Dumpty back together again into the rest of the week.

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