White House believes chief of staff John Kelly's cellphone was hacked

Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks on his phone in a hallway outside the room where U.S. President Donald Trump was

Now, three official sources are telling POLITICO that the personal cellphone Trump's chief of staff John Kelly may have been compromised back in December.

Officials say that Kelly has used his personal phone sparingly and relies more on his work phone. One of the officials told the political news site that Kelly was using a different personal phone.

Per the outlet, several staff members are concerned that data could have been released to the hackers when Kelly was serving as the secretary of Homeland Security from January to July 2017.

Politico reports Kelly turned his phone over for IT help this summer after complaining it was acting up.

According to the September memo, White House staffer analyzed the phone over several days to determine why it was inoperable - and numerous phone's functions were not working. They added that Kelly no longer possessed the handset.

White House computer staff identified a breach after Kelly handed in his cell phone, asking for tech support help, according to Politico.

A spokesman for the White House was not immediately available for comment. The IT team found numerous functions of the phone not to be working and deemed it compromised.

Officials don't know what data, if any, may have been accessed from Kelly's personal phone.

Despite several days of "testing" by tech staff, it's unclear how the phone was initially breached and, most importantly, whether any sensitive government information was accessed.

Kelly's travel schedule during 2016 is now under review, presumably in an effort to determine where and when the device was compromised, something that's currently a mystery. "The average user won't notice anything at all".


  • Lin-Manuel Miranda gathers all-star Latin artists for hurricane relief

    Lin-Manuel Miranda gathers all-star Latin artists for hurricane relief

    The award-winning playwright said it was important that the song not only raise awareness, but have a life of its own. In contrast, the star had harsh words for the United States government's response to the situation in Puerto Rico .
    Jose Mourinho 'plans to rest Antonio Valencia'

    Jose Mourinho 'plans to rest Antonio Valencia'

    Setubal mayor Maria das Dores Meira added: "Here, on Jose Mourinho Avenue, it is Setubal that lives and affirms itself". I'm pure Setubalense, with all the qualities and defects.
    Bachelor party in Kiev — unforgettable impressions are guaranteed

    Bachelor party in Kiev — unforgettable impressions are guaranteed

    Spectacular dancers will complement the spectacular dance of any composition, leaving an unforgettable impression in your memory. A special chic to the club is given by colorful and incendiary performances, over which a professional choreographer works.
  • Global Resource Coin

    Global Resource Coin

    In addition, from the year 2018 GRC’s cryptocurrency rate is expected to grow due to its social usefulness and relevance. In order to do this, you need to have a considerable amount of money, a special financial education and a special license.
    True Love Exists!

    True Love Exists!

    Moreover, for the first time, Ivy and David even did not see each other, due to the fact that their communication was online. It should be noticed that these two people began relations just as friends, as they lived in different countries.
    Wise casino advices

    Wise casino advices

    Tips casino players online You need to understand the difference between traditional casinos and online casinos. Still, the main goal, anyway, is to get a prize and the opportunity to become rich without putting an effort.
  • FM slams terrorist attack in Pakistan

    FM slams terrorist attack in Pakistan

    Officials said the death toll rose after an under-treatment victim succumbed to his injuries at the Chandka hospital in Larkana. A spokesperson for the police said that investigations were still under way.

    Vatican's Pell case adjourned until March

    He will only be required to formally enter a plea if the court decides that there is enough evidence for him to stand trial. He is the third most senior Vatican official and the highest-ranking Catholic official to be charged with sexual abuse.

    Repeal 'ancient and outdated' Second Amendment says Michael Moore

    We must devote more police resources to protecting women abused by men, and ensure that those men are unable to obtain firearms. They want to have a society where only government has guns , like they do in Russian Federation and China and North Korea.
  • Security guard sets nursery on fire, kills 5 toddlers

    Security guard sets nursery on fire, kills 5 toddlers

    A security guard in province of Minas Gerais , Brazil, has lost five lives as a result of an attack on a flammable substance. He later died after succumbing to burn injuries in a local hospital.
    Harry Kane's late goal seals England World Cup qualification

    Harry Kane's late goal seals England World Cup qualification

    Maybe at some point tonight we might enjoy the fact we're at the World Cup , although that might take a few minutes. City have impressed in Europe as well, with two wins from two to top their UEFA Champions League group.
    What Got Mark Hamill to Return to the Star Wars Galaxy?

    What Got Mark Hamill to Return to the Star Wars Galaxy?

    While Luke will probably have a key role to play in the new movies, it’s certain the new actors will dominate the storyline. He felt he needed to know what all those years have done to Luke even if the material doesn’t get told in the actual movie.