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Russian hacked White House computers.

Washington, April 8 (Petra)--Russian hackers penetrated the White House's computer system and gained access to information including private details of President Obama's schedule,a CNN report said Tuesday.

Citing investigators not identified by name, the news network reported that unidentified Russia-based hackers first accessed State Department networks and used that to gain access to the White House systems. No classified information was accessed, the White House told CNN.

Spokesman for the National Security Council, Mark Stroh, downplayed the impact of the report.

"This report is not referring to a new incident, it is speculating on the attribution of the activity of concern on the unclassified information that the White House disclosed last year", he said.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser, Ben Rhodes, said in an appearance on CNN on Tuesday that in 2014, the White House disclosed cyber intrusions that did not affect classified information.

"We have an unclassified system and then we have a classified system, a top secret system," Rhodes said. We do not believe that our classified systems were compromised, he further added.

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