US media outlets on Wednesday said that the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed that some of its websites had been compromised but declined to discuss who may have been responsible.
NOAA, which includes the National Weather Service, reportedly sealed off weather data relied upon for aviation, shipping, and more after security teams caught on to the breach.
Cyberattacks were “deflected,” and some NOAA services were taken down temporarily for what was described at the time as “unscheduled maintenance,” according to media reports.
The Washington Post quoted US Representative Frank Wolf of Virginia, a Republican, as saying that the NOAA told him “it was a hack and it was China.”
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