NNSA Head computer account hacked!
From The Smoking Gun:
Obama administration official who heads the agency responsible for
maintaining the country’s nuclear stockpile as well as securing “loose
nukes” worldwide is the latest victim of “Guccifer.”
Miller, acting administrator of the National Nuclear Security
Administration (NNSA) recently had her Facebook account breached by the
notorious hacker, who also apparently illegally accessed one of Miller’s
personal e-mail accounts.
In 2010, Obama nominated Miller, 55,
for the principal deputy administrator’s post at NNSA (she was confirmed
by the U.S. Senate in August 2010). Following the departure of the
agency’s administrator in January, Miller stepped up into the post of
Miller, who has top secret security
clearances, runs an agency with a broad portfolio of nuclear-related
responsibilities, including managing and securing the nation’s nuclear
weapons and keeping weapons of mass destruction “out of the hands of
state and non-state actors.” The NNSA has a $12 billion annual budget,
2500 employees, and 35,000 other contract workers.
screen grabs sent to TSG by “Guccifer,” it does not appear that the
hacker accessed any confidential or sensitive material from Miller’s
accounts. Though the online outlaw did make sure to swipe photos of
Miller with Obama at a White House meeting last year and--as seen
above--a shot of her posing at the president’s right shoulder in the
Oval Office. The hacker added the oval “Guccifer” logo to the photo.
an NNSA spokesperson, Miller--who last month announced that she was
leaving her government post effective June 14--declined to comment
beyond noting that “these were personal accounts and no classified
information was accessed.”
While it is unclear how Miller was
hacked, she was likely an attractive target for “Guccifer” due to her
governmental position. The hacker has recently broken into the personal
e-mail account of the Obama administration official who heads the
National Intelligence Council and the appointee who runs the Pension
Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Several months into an online
strafing campaign, “Guccifer” appears unconcerned about the law
enforcement effort to capture him/her/them. “My end is far,” the hacker
noted in an e-mail “Remember this is another chapter of the game.”
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