Hackers ‘working for Russian government breach White House computer network’ forcing staff to change passwords as experts try to contain the intrusion

Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say who might have been responsible for the activity on what was described as an unclassified computer network used by employees of the Executive Office of the President.

The Washington Post cited sources as saying hackers believed to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified computer network in recent weeks.

The hackers did not damage any systems, but some services were disrupted while computer security officials worked on containing the breach, the newspaper reported.

‘In the course of assessing recent threats we identified activity of concern on the unclassified EOP network,’ the White House official said…