The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) admitted today to getting hacked earlier this year.
In an internal memo sent to all employees, the agency said that an unknown intruder gained access to one of its servers storing the personal data of current and former employees. Social Security numbers were also compromised, NASA said.
The agency said it discovered the hack on October 23, almost two months ago. It is unclear why the agency waited nearly two months to notify employees, but it is common for US law enforcement to ask hacked organizations to delay notifying affected victims while they investigate an incident.