NASA Discloses Security Breach Discovered in October
Ron Perillo / 2 years ago
NASA Security Breach
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the latest victim to reveal a security breach. Informing their employees to a memo (via SpaceRef), there has been a possible compromise of servers back in October. Their cybersecurity personnel have begun investigating since October 23 and is still on-going.
Who Does This Data Breach Affect?
“Those NASA Civil Service employees who were on-boarded, separated from the agency, and/or transferred between Centers, from July 2006 to October 2018, may have been affected,” says Bob Gibbs, Assistant Administrator.
Since the servers have personally identifiable information (PII), it is important to find out the full scope of the breach. The memo is necessary so any employees could be vigilant of any potential fraud attempts.
Once identification is complete the agency will provide specific follow-up information to those employees, past and present. This will include offering “identity protection services and related resources, as appropriate,” Gibbs adds.
As for actual NASA missions, the agency claims that for now, they do not believe that these are in jeopardy of exposure.
This is of course, not the first data breach for NASA. They also experienced similar events twice in the past few years in 2011 and in 2016.