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Justice Department says emails compromised in recent, massive cyber hack blamed on Russia

The department said about 3% its emails were compromised

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The Department of Justice seal
The Department of Justice seal
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Updated: January 6, 2021 - 2:11pm

The Justice Department said Wednesday that agency's email accounts might have been compromised in the massive breach of federal agencies and businesses. 

The department said about 3% its emails were compromised but no classified systems are thought to have been affected, according to statement obtained by the Associated Press.

The U.S. intelligence community in a joint statement Tuesday said Russia was behind the roughly seven-month long hack, which appeared to be to gather information.