"[We] view this issue in the lowest threat category," the official said.Even so, some government sources have expressed their doubts as to whether all of the vulnerabilities identified in the review have indeed been fixed.
"Vulnerabilities have not all been fixed,” and “there is no defined timeline for closing [them] out," said one congressional source informed of the matter.Another source warned that officials with the State Department waited several months before they started to address some of the key issues highlighted in the internal review. At this time, there is no evidence that a breach of the database has occurred. ABC News reached out to the State Department for comment, but no official has confirmed whether all of the vulnerabilities discovered in the review have been patched or whether the department is still working on patching the security issues. News of these vulnerabilities follow more than a year after the State Department temporarily shut down its unclassified email system following a suspected hack.