SiegedSec: Major Cyber Attack and Data Breach Strikes Leading US Nuclear Testing Facility

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The US government’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), which focuses on the development, testing, and application of nuclear energy, has acknowledged that it was the victim of a cyberattack and data theft.

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) experienced a data breach affecting servers supporting its Oracle HCM system, which manages Human Resources applications. 

INL spokesperson Lori McNamara stated that immediate actions have been taken to safeguard employee data.

The INL has engaged with federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, to investigate the scope of the data impacted in this incident.

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SiegedSec Revealed Stolen Information

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The US government’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), which focuses on the development, testing, and application of nuclear energy, has acknowledged that it was the victim of a cyberattack and data theft.

The attack was carried out by hacktivists SiegedSec, who revealed the stolen information on their Telegram channel. 

The group allegedly has no interest in receiving any kind of ransom payment. 

It released information on “hundreds of thousands” of individuals, including employee names, birth dates, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers (SSNs), postal addresses, and employment details. 

This is sufficient for phishing and identity theft, but it can also be used for wire fraud.

Additionally, SiegedSec shared screenshots of the purported internal tools INL uses to access documents and make announcements. In actuality, it informed every employee about the data breach and made a special announcement.

The INL employs over 5,000 people, including specialists in atomic energy, integrated energy, as well as national security.

INL is currently working on next-generation nuclear plants, advanced vehicle testing, bioenergy, robotics, nuclear waste processing, light water reactors, control systems cybersecurity,  and various other projects.

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