Hackers Launch Major Attack on US Military Labs

Posted: 12/09/2007 by Floyd in Labels:

Hackers have succeeded in breaking into the computer systems of two of the U.S.' most important science labs, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
In what a spokesperson for the Oak Ridge facility described as a "sophisticated cyber attack," it appears that intruders accessed a database of visitors to the Tennessee lab between 1990 and 2004, which included their social security numbers and dates of birth. Three thousand researchers reportedly visit the lab each year, a who's who of the science establishment in the U.S.

PC World - Hackers Launch Major Attack on US Military Labs


  1. Beth says:

    Scary story, Floyd. Thanks.

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks for dropping by, it seems no where is safe from the hackers these days.

  1. Floyd, I do not understand why visitors have to submit their SSN.

    This is just proof, that this country has gone to the dogs. So much money is being spent in the wrong places that the areas where funds are needed to cut down this type of computer theft is no where to be found.

  1. Larry says:

    Nothing is safe in this messed up world of Bush.

  1. I guess I haven't visited in a while--the new look is great.

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks for commenting guys, I have been rather dormant for a while now myself hope to be back soon, if they ever get this high speed straightened out,,Merry Christmas ALL...