[ISN] Cyberattacks take two Energy labs offline

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 00:23:24 -0700 (MST)

By William Jackson
July 06, 2011

Two Energy Department research facilities on opposite sides of the 
country have been taken offline by what one spokesman called a 
“sophisticated cyber attack.”

Officials became aware July 1 that the Pacific Northwest National 
Laboratory in Richland, Wash., and the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory 
National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va., were under attack, 
PNNL spokesman Greg Koller said.

All network services initially were shut down at PNNL, but external 
e-mail had been restored by the afteroon on July 6, Koller said. 
Internal e-mail and some intranet connections havd already been restored 
at the laboratory. The public website at www.pnl.gov remained offline 
July 6.

“We expect we will be able to get them online over the next three days,” 
Koller said.

The Jefferson Lab website at www.jlab.org also was unavailable on 


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