Cyber attack on U.S. nuclear lab10/12/2007 Written by minor
Few weeks ago we informed about rise of Chinese cyberwarriors. Now, another attack against U.S. government’s nuclear weapons laboratories may have originated in China, NY Times informed. Attack was reported last week in confidential memorandum distributed to public and private security officials issued bu U.S. Department of
Memorandum included list of web and Internet addresses linked to locations in China. Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee disclosed, that classified informations were not compromised. Full extent of the intrusion is still under investigation.
Attack were described as set of sophisticated attempts to compromise systems in private and governmental sector.
From leaked informations it is possible to understand the way how the attack was done: attackers sent phishing e-mails to staff, about 11 opened the attachments, that enable access to system.
This could be maybe described as attempt of espionage. Anyway this incident just underlines that Chinese are one of the most powerful players and since their competitor — U.S. is one of the most developed countries possessing newest technologies, another attempts will follow.