DoE Hacked Again

Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 06:08 PM gHale

For the second time this year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) told employees their personal data may have suffered compromise from a data breach.

More than 14,000 past and current employees’ personal information may have suffered exposure in the attack, according to a notification memo sent to DoE employees.

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“We believe about 14,000 past and current DOE employees’ [personally identifiable information] may have been affected,” the memo said. No classified data leaked out, DoE officials said.

Cyber attackers were able to access the information by hacking into a human resources system which included information such a payroll data, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The notification is the second the DoE issued to employees this year. In February, the DoE informed several hundred employees of a breach perpetrated by “sophisticated attackers.”

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