Energy department hit by cyber attack

Bill Gertz:
Computer networks at the Energy Department were attacked by sophisticated hackers in a major cyber incident two weeks ago and personal information on several hundred employees was compromised by the intruders.

Energy Department officials, along with FBI agents, are investigating the attack on servers at the Washington headquarters. They believe the sophisticated penetration attack was not limited to stealing personal information. There are indications the attackers had other motives, possibly including plans to gain future access to classified and other sensitive information.

No classified information was compromised in the cyber attack, said officials who provided details of the attack to the Washington Free Beacon on condition of anonymity.
The energy department controls most of the nuclear technology of the US and it is not limited to reactors but also includes weapons.  I suspect that was the real target and teh personal information was an attempt to mislead.  The Chicoms are the obvious suspects and the US steal has no plan to deal with this kind of cyber burglary.


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