We don't know what information NRC employees coughed up in this scam. But it wasn't the only cyberattack. In another case, malware was spread through one employee's email contact list. Again, we're not sure who's behind it or what information they stole. The NRC is responsible for overseeing all our nation's power plants, and it keeps detailed records on the locations, condition and supply of all fissile material and nuclear reactors in the country.
These attacks took place between 2010 and 2013, but we're now learning about them thanks to a recently released internal security investigation. The attacks were traced to foreign sources, and experts believe they're likely state-sponsored. We've recently seen an increase in covert cyberattacks on our country by foreign hackers.
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