An American newspaper claimed that Russian hackers were behind the cyberattack on the US Treasury Department.

Iran PressAmerica: The Washington Post claimed that Russian hackers were behind a cyber attack on the US Treasury Department on Sunday night.

Reuters reported Sunday night that the US Treasury Department had been attacked and hacked.

Reuters reported that a sophisticated group of hackers backed by a foreign government had attempted to steal information from the US Treasury Department and a US agency responsible for making Internet and communications policies.

The cyberattack prompted an emergency meeting of the National Security Council at the White House, media reported.

US intelligence agencies worry that hackers targeting the US Treasury Department may have used similar tools to infiltrate other US agencies. 219