Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly phone hacked by Foreign Government


In a major concern to the United States cybersecurity, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s phone is said to have been hacked by some state-funded actors in December last year. The official was unaware of this cyber activity until September of 2017 when he turned out for help to White House tech support for some voice related issue.

Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify over here that Kelly was secretary of Homeland Security between January and late July when he took the 2nd most powerful job in the west wing.

The tech support of White House is yet to determine the details of the invaders. But Kelly felt that the possible invasion onto his phone could be the work of some state-funded hackers as they have a strong motive behind the activity.

After the incident, White House officials have allotted two devices for Kelly’s communication for now- one for his personal use and the other for the official purpose.

The executive branch department determined that the phone was truly compromised and concluded that it is not fit for use any further. However, for obvious reasons, they are not in a position to reveal the depth of the leaked info to the public.
Hackers and cyber crooks funded by some foreign nations are behind government officials these days to spy on the government secrets.

Perhaps it’s high time for the Trump government to react on some rogue nations who indulge in such espionage-related activities.

Otherwise, they will continue to intimidate the developed nation more in future in such manner.

Hope, someone from White House is listening!

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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