Reuters reported on December 22 that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin publicly confirmed on Monday that his department had been hacked.
Mnuchin admitted in an interview with CNBC that hackers had invaded the unclassified network of the U.S. Treasury Department, but he downplayed the severity of the invasion. He said: “We have not seen that the confidential system has been hacked.
Our unclassified system does have some intrusion. I would say the good news is that there is no destruction and no amount of information being replaced.”
Mnuchin said he would not disclose further details because there are still details that are “not ready to be disclosed