Danger zone! Brit research supercomputer ARCHER’s login nodes exploited in cyber-attack, admins reset passwords and SSH keys

Gareth Corfield reports:

Updated One of Britain’s most powerful academic supercomputers has fallen victim to a “security exploitation” of its login nodes, forcing the rewriting of all user passwords and SSH keys.

The intrusion, which is understood to be under investigation by GCHQ offshoot the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), rendered the ARCHER high-performance computing (HPC) network unavailable to its users on Tuesday.

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