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Nuke regulator hacked by suspected foreign powers


NextGov - (National) A report on cybersecurity at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) stated that NRC systems were compromised in 3 attacks during the past 3 years, with 2 attacks conducted from abroad and 1 from an unknown individual using targeted phishing attacks and the compromise of an NRC employee email account. A NRC representative stated that computers used by employees that fell for phishing attacks were cleaned and user profiles changed as a precaution.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:25