Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Says Hack Linked to China

James Eng reports:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a private, nonprofit facility that does scientific research on the world’s oceans, says it was the target of an “aggressive” cyberattack it believes to have originated in China.

The hackers gained access to Woods Hole data and email, WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott told staff in a letter this week.

Christopher Land, WHOI’s general counsel and leader of its internal investigation, told NBC News on Friday there’s no indication to date that the stolen data has been used maliciously.

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