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Department Of Energy Hacked Again

In second breach of 2013, DoE says more than 14,000 employees' personal data may have been compromised

For the second time this year, the U.S. Department of Energy is warning employees that their personal data may have been compromised by a data breach.

According to a notification memo sent to DoE employees and published by The Wall Street Journal, more than 14,000 past and current employees' personal information may have been exposed by the hack.

"We believe about 14,000 past and current DOE employees’ [personally identifiable information] may have been affected," the memo states. No classified data was affected, according to the DoE.

Cyberattackers were able to access the information by hacking into a human resources system which included information such a payroll data, The Wall Street Journal says, citing anonymous sources familiar with the situation.

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

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8/19/2013 | 12:26:30 PM
re: Department Of Energy Hacked Again
One has to wonder if this would keep happening if the DOE had to follow the same rules NERC/FERC regulated entities do.
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