“NASA does not believe that any Agency missions were jeopardized by the cyber incidents”

NASA’s servers have been hacked in an incident that the space agency says it is treating as a “top agency priority” and which may have exposed the details of staff with NASA since 2006.

In an internal memo circulated to employees yesterday NASA said it is still investigating the scope of the data exfiltration, first discovered on October 23.

The memo, written by Bob Gibbs, Assistant Administrator, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer and obtained by SpaceRef said: “NASA does not believe that any Agency missions were jeopardized by the cyber incidents.”

Senior leadership at NASA are “actively involved” in investigating the hack which has been set as a top agency priority, he added.

The memo, which only informed workers of the breach two months after it occurred, is sparse on details, yet it does referred to the attack as ‘incidents’ in the plural, suggesting that it may be more than one breach.

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