Skip to comments.Oak Ridge National Lab halts email after sophisticated cyber attack over the weekend
Posted on 04/19/2011 11:24:24 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) The Oak Ridge National Laboratory hopes to restore limited email on Tuesday after a cyber attack over the weekend.
Laboratory Director Thom Mason says officials shut down electronic access to the lab Friday night after a highly sophisticated cyber attack, known as Advanced Persistent Threat, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel. Closing access ensured that no data was extracted from ORNL computers.
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Advanced Persistent Threat is not a virus.
Not hard to figure out what MX host they’re running if the proper ports are open. An old-fashioned brute-force on some idiot employee accounts, and Voila!