NASA announced a critical data breach on its own server that contains a
personally identifiable information (PII) of current and old employees.

NASA recently conducting an internal security audit that reveals one of the NASA server where Social Security numbers and other PII data were stored.

Security experts learned this incidents on Oct. 23, 2018 but it tooks nearly 2 months to notify to NASA emoloyees.

The incident has been notified to all the employees that states attackers may have been stolen the personal data.

According to spaceref,  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”,  

NASA believes that no other data’s and mission were compromised by this data breach and NASA Provided the specific data including past and present, whose PII was affected, to include offering identity protection services and related resources.

Also NASA stats that, “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. “

NASA security experts took immediate action to secure the servers where the data contained and reports says entire leadership team takes the protection of personal information very seriously. Information security remains a top priority for NASA.

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BALAJI is a Former Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.


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