Morning Security Brief: Y-12 Update, White House Spearphished, Surveillance Cameras Vandalized, and More
Y-12 ends its contract with its security provider. The White House says hackers targeted its military office. Police are looking for a pair vandalizing security cameras on Long Island. And more.
►The Y-12 National Security Complex has ended its contract with security contractor WSI Oak Ridge, two months after an 82-year-old activist entered the complex to vandalize the bunker that holds the nation’s primary supply of bomb-grade uranium. The protesters, ages 57 and 63, were found nearby. Three leaders from WSI-Oak Ridge were fired after the incident. “The move came after the National Nuclear Security Administration, an Energy Department agency, sent a letter on Friday to B&W Y-12 President Charles Spencer saying it had ‘grave concerns’ about his company and WSI providing security at Y-12,” the Huffington Post reports.
►A White House official has confirmed rumors that the White House Military Office was recently a target of hackers , but says no data was stolen. An official said on Sunday that the hack used spearphishing .
►Police on Long Island are investigating recent vandalism of security cameras . Two suspects are wanted for covering outside surveillance cameras at the United Cerebral Palsy Association and breaking others off their mounts.
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