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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was hacked 3 times in 3 years

A new report from NextGov reveals that the United States' Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was hacked three times in a three-year span.

The report shows that two of the hacks were committed by unnamed foreigners, while one hack was by "an unidentifiable individual." The foreign hackers tricked NRC employees into installing anti-virus programs, which the hackers used to gain login credentials. During one of the hacks, which targeted at least 215 people, 12 employees fell for the scam, clicking links to "verify their user accounts."

Since the NRC tracks the locations and details of nuclear reactors, the hacking of its servers could have serious implications for U.S. security.