Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another Cyber Attack On The U.S. Government

Department Of Energy Hit By 'Sophisticated' Cyber-Attack - And Authorities Believe Chinese Hackers Could Be Behind It -- Daily Mail

* U.S. Department of Energy was hacked in 'sophisticated' attack two weeks ago, Washington-based paper reports
* Thousands of personal files stolen, and authorities believe hackers could have been after classified documents
* Comes on the heels of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post hackings

The U.S. Department of Energy suffered a major security breach after a large cyber-attack that targeted computer networks, it was revealed today.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that an unknown group targeted the government organization two weeks ago and harvested the personal information of several hundred of its employees.

While the agency says that no confidential data was compromised, experts said that attackers could have been targeting that data.

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More News On Another Cyber Attack Directed At The U.S. Government

Energy Department Hit In The Most Dangerous Cyber Attack Yet
-- Business Insider
Sophisticated cyber-attack hits Energy Department, China possible suspect -- FOX News
Energy Department hacked, says no classified data was compromised -- Reuters
Cyber Breach: Energy Department networks hit by sophisticated cyber attack -- Washington Free Beacon
Energy Department Confirms January Hack -- PCMag
US Department of Energy hack disclosed employee information -- Computer World
Add the Department of Energy to the List of Agencies Nailed by Hackers -- Gizmodo
Trade group wants U.S.-China action on cyber security threats -- FOX News/Reuters
China mouthpiece rejects hacking allegations -- Sydney Morning Herald
What To Do About Chinese Cyber Espionage? -- Adam Segal, Council On Foreign Relations

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