Friday, December 07, 2007

U.S. Investigators Believe Chinese Hackers Carried Out 'Sophisticated' Attacks Against Labs

Jack Date, Jason Ryan, Richard Sergay, and Theresa Cook write for ABC News:

A "sophisticated cyberattack" has been detected at Oak Ridge National Laboratory over the last several weeks, and authorities suspect the hackers are based in China.

The breach might have compromised the personal information of thousands of visitors to the lab, according to a communiqué sent to employees.

The intrusion is under active investigation by multiple agencies. FBI and Department of Homeland Security officials tell ABC News they believe the attacks originated in China with Chinese entities probing U.S. systems.

Investigators have not been able to determine whether the attacks came from government or private entities in China.

More here.


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