“We can confirm that one of our offices violated the rule,” the Commerce Department said in a statement to CNN. “We have asked CISA and the FBI to investigate, and we are unable to make any further comments at this time.”
The Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security also confirmed the data security incident, telling CNN in a statement, “We are working closely with our agency partners on government networks in connection with the recently discovered activity.”
“CISA provides technical assistance to affected organizations as they work to identify and mitigate potential trade-offs,” the statement continued.
The Treasury Department, the National Security Council, the FBI, the National Security Agency, and U.S. Cyber Command did not respond immediately to CNN’s comments.