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#1 TheJoker

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 08:27 AM

The US Department of Energy (DOE), which oversees the US power grid, nuclear arsenal and national science labs, is a prime target for cyberattackers who want to harm the United States.

Now we are beginning to glimpse the extent of the threat, thanks to unclassified records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by USA Today.

The government records show cyberattackers successfully compromised the DOE 159 times between October 2010 and October 2014, and attacked the agency a total of 1131 times during that period.

USA Today reports that 53 of the successful attacks were root compromises, meaning the attackers had administrator privileges on compromised DOE computer systems.

 

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US agency in charge of power grid and nukes keeps getting breached

 


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#2 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 11:01 AM

FYI...

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 12 September 2015 - 08:29 PM.

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