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April 30, 2011

ORNL’s Internet access delayed amid cyber threat

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by Frank Munger, Knox News

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is continuing to battle an aggressive cyber attack and, while progress is reportedly being made, a lab spokeswoman said Thursday that it may be the middle of next week before Internet access is restored and systems return to normal. Barbara Penland of ORNL’s public affairs office earlier indicated that the Internet might be available today, then shifted the date to Monday before changing it again. The latest postponement, she said, is due to “an abundance of caution” in dealing with this threat. A team of experts, including representatives from Los Alamos National Laboratory and other government sites, as well as computer companies, is coordinating actions to make sure threats are removed or under control before resuming normal activities.

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