Nuclear Spearphisher Pleads Guilty

On February 2, 2016, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Charles Harvey Eccleston, a former employee of the the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), pleaded guilty to an attempted e-mail “spearphishing” attack that targeted dozens of Department of Energy (DOE) employee e-mail accounts.

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The attack targeted U.S. government computer systems that contained sensitive nuclear weapon-related information.

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