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DOE Lab Break-in May Be Tip of the Iceberg
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Monday, 10 December 2007 13:16
Data breach at Oak Ridge National Laboratory part of a series of cyberattacks – possibly out of China – on US laboratories and institutions

DECEMBER 7, 2007 | 5:18 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
Senior Editor, Dark Reading

In what may be part of a larger series of cyberattacks on various U.S. laboratories and institutions, cybercriminals have broken into computers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and also reportedly targeted Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Authorities told ABC News that the attackers may be located in China. Security experts of late have been pointing the finger at China as the main source of many cyberattacks and cyber-espionage, but Chinese officials deny it. (See Cyberwarfare Now 'Business as Usual' and China Dismisses McAfee Cybercrime Findings .)... More   Comments in the Forums
 

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