Hackers May Have Had Access to John Kelly's Phone for Months

07 October, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Ora Austin
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John Kelly, the United States chief of staff, took his phone to White House tech support staff in the summer, complaining that it hadn't working properly for several months, Politico reports. He was not using the phone, however, when he joined the White House staff. Staff reportedly discovered a suspected breach on the phone that has since raised concerns hackers may have been able to access the data on Kelly's phone for months.

Politico reported Thursday that "three USA government officials" believed Kelly's phone was breached, possibly by hackers or foreign governments - and giving them access to critical data.

IT staff inspected the phone for days before determining that it had been compromised.

A White House spokesman said Kelly hadn't used the personal phone often since joining the administration.

Shortly before he left office, the Obama White House was credited with dramatically upgrading the executive branch's technology, including the installation of new computers and faster internet. Kelly had been complaining that the phone hadn't been working correctly for months, according to the report.

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Kelly told the tech gurus that the issue had been going on for several months.

It was unclear what, if any, data may have been accessed, Politico reported.

His reputation as a straightshooter has many in the Oval Office and Republican Party optimistic as he takes the reins as chief of staff. Kelly was recently given authority to approve Cabinet travel.

One day after it was first reported that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner used his personal email account while working as an employee of the federal government, current and former officials told The New York Times that at least five other colleagues did the same.

The information about the possible breach was revealed in a memo obtained by Politico.



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