NASA Notifies Employees of Data Breach

Social security numbers and other personal information belonging to employees of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) may have been stolen after at least one of the agency’s servers was breached. In a message obtained by SpaceRef, NASA officials told employees that cybersecurity staff started investigating a possible breach of servers on October 23.

An initial analysis revealed that social security numbers and other personally identifiable information (PII) stored on one server may have been compromised. An investigation has been launched in an effort to determine “the scope of potential data exfiltration” and identify the individuals who may be impacted. However, NASA says this process “will take time.”

Read more about the NASA data breach on SecurityWeek.