US Treasury, Commerce Department breached, agency says

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Now that breaking news, the big concern this morning after a large-scale hack of U.S. Government agencies by Russian spies. Our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has the latest on the investigation from Washington. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Robin, good U.S. Officials suspect the Russian government has been spying on special agencies on a broad scale. The treasury and commerce departments have been hit in what my sources are calling a highly sophisticated attack from the Kremlin that may have also targther agencies. U.S. Officials believe that the Russians hacked into com systems and were able to secretly look at communications of U.S. Government officials for months. Those officials say the hack could have, quote, grave consequences. The FBI’s investigating and the national security council has been alerted. Late last night the homeland security agency that deals with cyber and infrastructure threats announced a directive calling on all special agencies to shut down computer products from a company called solo winds Orion. High, high concern, T.J. All right, thank you so much.

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