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Registered: ‎06-02-2014

Nuke regulator hacked three times in three years

By Darren Pauli,

 

The US Nuclear Regulator Commission (NRC) has been hacked three times in as many years, according to documents obtained under freedom of information requests.

Unnamed foreign hackers sent hundreds of phishing emails - targeting 215 staff in one incident alone - in what was dubbed a 'credential harvesting campaign', according to an Inspector General report obtained by NextGov.

 

Phishing was used in all three attacks, which separately broke into the regulator by conning dozens of staff to enter their login details into fake web forums, as well as by tricking employees into downloading and executing malware hosted on a Microsoft SkyDrive account and contained within an attached PDF file.

 

The Register/ full article here/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/19/nuclear_facility_hacked_three_times_in_three_years/

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