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Cyber attack reported at Department of Energy

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Hum    6,928

The Energy Department has been hit by a major cyber-attack, which resulted in the personal information of several hundred employees being compromised and could have been aimed at obtaining other sensitive information, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

FBI agents are investigating the attacks, which happened two weeks ago, at the Washington-based headquarters. Fourteen computer servers and 20 workstations reportedly were penetrated during the attack.

The Energy Department is in the process of notifying employees whose information was stolen. While no classified information was compromised, the Free Beacon reports there are indications the hackers could have been seeking access to such data. Chinese hackers may be suspects, as the department is a known target of Beijing -- according to the Free Beacon, the sophistication of the attack indicates the involvement of a foreign government.

The department includes the National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains nuclear weapons.

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Growled    3,880

No doubt they will be trying again real soon.

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remixedcat    2,765

Blame canada

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Luc2k    728

Blame canada

Eh?

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(Spork)    87

china ... NOOOO they wouldn't do that

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+John Teacake    446

Did anyone else keep reading Free Bacon?

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Hum    6,928

Must be trying to get our inter-dimensional nuclear fission drawings.

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ILikeTobacco    839

Blame canada

When did Canada get internet? :shiftyninja:
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Growled    3,880

^ Good one. :D

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Teebor    182

Why doesn't some hacker group go after these "Chinese Hacker groups"?

I mean it would be a challenge and for them to be prosecuted China would have to admit that they exist.

The hackers wouldn't even have to do it for whatever country they live in so it doesn't have to be patriotic. Just a challenge as these "Chinese hackers" are supposedly funded by their government if you believe all the stories

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