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U.S. House intel chair wants briefing on recent hacking campaign

Hooded an holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected
Hooded an holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture

(Reuters) – U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff on Tuesday asked for a briefing from U.S. agencies about a widespread hack of U.S. government networks and potential vulnerabilities.

Schiff said news “about FireEye is especially concerning because reportedly a nation-state actor made off with advanced tools that could help them mount future attacks.”

FireEye chief executive Kevin Mandia said in a CBS interview Sunday that the hack of U.S. government networks has “genuinely impacted” about 50 companies or organizations.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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