"Report: Nuke Regulator Hacked Three Times in Three Years"

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was hacked three times in the last three years, according to a new report, and two of the attacks were tied to a foreign government.

According to an internal investigation obtained by Nextgov, hackers sent phishing attacks to agency employees that tricked them into clicking on links in emails and giving up account information or distributing bad software.

In one instance, more than 200 agency employees were sent a link that instructed them to verify their account and log in. Another link reportedly connected to a “cloud-based” storage site containing malicious software.

Both attempts were tracked to a foreign country that went unnamed in the NRC’s investigation."

Julian Hattem reports for The Hill August 19, 2014.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014