Nuclear Agency worker busted for attempted hack

From the article ‘Former Nuclear Agency Worker Sentenced to Prison for Attempted Hack’ by Eduard Kovacs published at ‘’ on April 14, 2016

“A former employee of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trying to hack into DoE computers in an attempt to steal nuclear secrets.”

Kovacs goes on to tell the story of a 62 year old troubled energy sector employee named Charles Harvey Eccleston, who was finally taken down by undercover FBI agents. Eccleston attempted on multiple occasions to sell email lists of NRC employees so that government agencies could use them to introduce malware into networks. In this case the malware was to be introduced via an emailed convention announcement.

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