National lab in Wash. recovering after cyberattack

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Posted: Jul 06, 2011 10:21 AM
National lab in Wash. recovering after cyberattack

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state is restoring its computer system this week after a cyberattack.

Spokesman Gregg Koller says that when officials became aware of the sophisticated attack Friday, they shut down most computer services for employees, such as email and access to the Internet.

KONA reports computer experts have been analyzing the attack and installing a security patch.

The national lab in Richland conducts scientific research, including nuclear science related to the Hanford nuclear reservation.