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NASA Reveals Data Breach Employees Personal Information at Risk

first_img Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images Stay on target NASA  admitted on Tuesday to getting hacked in October, when one of its servers was compromised in a data breach involving current and former employees’ personal information.The agency disclosed the data breach in an internal memo posted to Spaceref. NASA said that on October 23, 2018, an unknown intruder gained access to one of its servers where personally identifiable information (PII) of employees was stored. Social Security numbers were also compromised, according to the memo.“Upon discovery of the incidents, NASA cybersecurity personnel took immediate action to secure the servers and the data contained within,” Bob Gibbs, NASA Assistant Administrator, said in the memo.“NASA and its Federal cybersecurity partners are continuing to examine the servers to determine the scope of the potential data exfiltration and identify potentially affected individuals. This process will take time. The ongoing investigation is a top agency priority, with senior leadership actively involved,” he added.NASA doesn’t believe any Agency missions, including that of the InsSight lander, the spacecraft currently on a two-year mission to study Mars’ deep interior, were jeopardized by the data breach.More on Geek.com:40 Incredible Images of the Surface of Mars42 Stunning Images of Snow and Ice on Earth from SpaceNASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Reaches Interstellar Spacelast_img read more