Former NRC employee indicted after attempting to sell nuclear secrets and launch cyber attack

Lucas W. Hixon reports:

Charles Harvey Eccleston, a 62-year-old former employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Energy (DOE) currently living in the Philippines, was the subject of an undercover investigation by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after a cyber attack was used to attempt to steal files from the Department of Energy.

Eccleston worked at the Department of Energy between 1988 and 2001, had been terminated from his position as a Facilities Security Specialist at the NRC in October 2010 due to performance and conduct issues, and moved to the Phillipines in May 2011.

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