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Sophisticated cyberattack on national labs under way

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Posted: 11:58AM

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory disclosed yesterday that its computer systems had been compromised as a result of what they described as “sophisticated cyber attack that appears to be part of a coordinated attempt to gain access to computer networks at numerous laboratories and other institutions across the country.”  Apparently the hacker was able to gain access to an unclassified database containing personal information on visitors to the lab and was achieved through the use of phishing techniques where employees received legitimate looking emails.  Other reports suggest that Los Alamos was also hit but there is no confirmation as to whether those attacks were successful.

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