The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) is investigating claims by Google of Chinese hackers of hacking Gmail accounts of senior US officials. Jay Carney, Press Secretary of White House while speaking to reporters said that President Barack Obama is aware of the issue and that he is being updated about it regularly. He further added that Mr Obama has made cyber security one of his foremost priorities as danger of leaking of information poses threat to national security.
US Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton has also expressed her concerns over the issue saying that they are very much concerned following Google’s announcement. Clinton further added that the allegations are pretty serious and that they are taking it very seriously.
Experts believed that hackers anticipated that officials were carrying out administrative business on their private mails. White House however, refused to divulge any details regarding the persons who were targeted by hackers. It is to be noted that previously White House Officials have been accused of conducting business with private mails.