SiegedSec hacktivist group hacked Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2023

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) disclosed a data breach after the SiegedSec hacktivist group leaked stolen human resources data.

SiegedSec hacktivists group claimed responsibility for the hack of The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and leaked stolen human resources data.

SiegedSec is a threat actor that last year carried out multiple attacks against U.S. organizations, especially U.S. municipalities.

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that performs work in each of DOE’s strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science, and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development.

The mission of the Laboratory is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options, and critical infrastructure.

The INL complex is on an 890-square-mile (2,310 km2) complex in the high desert of eastern Idaho and employs approximately 5,700 people.

The hacktivists group announced on BreachForums and on its Telegram Channel that it had gained access to Idaho National Laboratory and hundreds of thousands of users, employees, and citizen data.

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Stolen data included:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • email address
  • phone number
  • social security number
  • address
  • employment info
  • lots lots more!

In October 2023, NATO announced it was investigating claims that SiegedSec had breached its systems and leaked unclassified documents online.

In July, the SiegedSec group claimed the theft of another batch of documents from the organization’s Communities of Interest Cooperation Portal.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, INL)

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