It’s Back — Internet At Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A few minutes ago Barbara Penland, Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokeswoman, issued an email saying, “We are delighted to announce that Internet connectivity has been restored at ORNL.”

Why is this news?  Because on April 15, 2011, ORNL was taken off-line in response to a spear-phishing attack that compromised its systems.

As ORNL has learned, traditional security methods can’t detect and stop low volume, highly targeted spear-phishing email and training isn’t effective. What can be done to defend the enterprise against spear-phishing?  The enterprise can adopt a tool that identifies trusted email so that the target of the spear-phishing attack can distinguish real email from fake email.  That tool is SP Guard from Iconix.

Advertisements

One Response to It’s Back — Internet At Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  1. […] type of attack that was used against the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. State Department,  Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the French Finance Ministry.  Iconix offers its SP Guard service to fight fake internal […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s