State Dept probes possible computer hack

The U.S. Department of State said yesterday that it is investigating "anomalies" in its unclassified computer system, but officials declined to comment on a report that agency computers had been hacked.

The Associated Press said the State Department detected large-scale break-ins of its computers last month in its headquarters and offices that deal with China and North Korea.

State Department spokeswoman Nancy Beck confirmed only that the problem was not a computer virus and that an investigation is now under way.

"While our investigation continues, there is no indication that any sensitive U.S. government information was compromised," Beck said. State Dept. probes possible computer hack

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