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USA Nuclear Regulatory Commission the victim of cyber attacks

cyber-attackU.S. government’s nuclear watchdog victim of cyber attacks -report, Yahoo7 News 
August 20, 2014, By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was “successfully hacked” three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyber attacks at the agency, Nextgov.com reported on Tuesday.

At least two of the attacks originated overseas, according to the report obtained by Nextgov, a rare public report with details of a cyber attack on the energy sector.

The publication said it obtained a copy of a report by the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General, which reviewed 17 suspected breaches from 2010 to 2013.

The report did not name the countries where the attacks originated or say if data had been stolen from the regulatory agency, which holds sensitive data on the nuclear power industry.

Reuters was not immediately able to access the report, which Nextgov said it obtained through a Freedom of Information request……..https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24757967/u-s-governments-nuclear-watchdog-victim-of-cyber-attacks-report/

August 20, 2014 - Posted by | safety, USA

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on Vernon Radiation Safety and commented:
    This article and it’s link shows that there have been successful hackings into nuclear reactors in the last several years. Although no damage was reported, there is the possibility that future hacks May be more damaging.

    Comment by andrewblarkin | August 21, 2014 | Reply


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