Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said. NOAA did not say its systems were compromised.
Officials also said that the agency did not notify the proper authorities when it learned of the attack. NOAA officials declined to discuss the suspected source of the attack, whether it affected classified data and the delay in notification. Determining the origin of cyberattacks is very difficult and Chinese officials have denied repeated accusations that they intrude in U.S. government computer systems for espionage or other purposes.Read more