Top Government Lab Hacked

By Laura Spadanuta

According to NetworkWorld, the attack was an attempt to steal data, although it is believed that no significant data has been lost thus far.  The lab's director of communications is quoted in the article as stating that no one knows where the attacks originated.  According to Knoxnews, the attack involved a zero-day exploit that took advantage of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

The news comes only a month after the highly publicized APT attack on security vendor RSA, and is further proof that no group or company is immune to these attacks.

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