The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed that one of its servers was hacked in October, and hackers have stolen some employee information, including social security numbers. In a notice issued on December 18, NASA stated that it is currently in the process of notifying employees who may be harmed. The investigation has begun, and NASA said that social security numbers and other personally identifiable information are stored on hacked servers.
NASA said that after discovering these incidents, NASA network security personnel immediately took action to protect the server and the data it contained. NASA and it’s federal cybersecurity partners are continuing to check servers to determine the extent of potential data breaches and identify individuals who may be affected. NASA said the investigation took time but stressed that it has now become NASA’s most important priority. But NASA did not specify how the server was compromised, and the name of the hacker organization behind the incident.